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Discussion on: As a Software Engineer, do you prefer to work at start-ups or outsourcing agencies or big companies?

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I now prefer the steady paycheck a big company can provide me. I'm pretty lucky in that the big company I'm working for is fairly progressive regarding new development practices. The major downside is that my calendar is often full of meetings taking me in a million different directions sometimes.

I've worked for many contracting companies and they are by far the most fun to work at (happy hour!) but losing a contract just out of the blue because something happened in another city you have no control just sucks and it's happened at every contracting company I've ever worked at eventually. Having to quickly find a new job can really suck!