Corpo, software house or start-up – where developers should start their career?

5 December 2019

Developers are desired specialists on the labour market, and they can choose from many offers. They only have to ask one question – what workplace will be the best for them – start-up, software house or maybe a corporation?

When it comes to work, everybody has to own their preferences and while one will work most efficiently at home, the other one won’t be able to focus there. To help programmers decide on the choice of workplace, we have prepared the pros and cons of the most popular solutions.

Developer in start-up

Work in start-up means work on one project or one product. You work with other developers, project managers, UX/UI designers and graphic designers.

Pros? You participate fully in product creation and company development which also has a positive impact on your development and brings you closer to a job promotion e.g. form junior to mid, from mid to senior. However, this is not a flawless solution. These flaws include the inability to change the design and if the product is ready, there is a possibility that you won’t be needed at this position any more. What’s more, start-up isn’t the place where you spread your wings or where you learn about new technologies.


Developer in a software house

The software house is a place where developers create an application from scratch and when it is ready, they supply to the client and the whole process lasts from about half a year to a year. The work is divided into stages, and the first is to learn about client’s needs. In a software house usually there are several projects and various technologies can be used, so the employee can choose the right one for them. It is a great opportunity to learn new technologies. Also, developer in a software house is able to work remotely.

If you work in a software house you may have to change the project sometimes and for one it is a pro and for the other one it is the con. The disadvantages may be a disordered career path and/or a strict approach to management methodology.

Developer in a corporation

A developer in a corporation has to submit to whole corpostructure and procedures that cannot be bypassed. The advantages of this solution can be the possibility of broadening horizons and changing technologies, clear career paths, various projects and stabilization. The developer isn’t responsible for the entire project, which can be seen as both a disadvantage and advantage. But the negative aspects can be corpoapprach and procedures. A Full-time job sometimes forces you to spend time in the office even if you have nothing to do. The disadvantage is also lack of flexibility, although some corporations allow flexible working hours.

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