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Discussion on: Cold Hard Truths About Software Engineering I Understood After 9+ Years

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Gergely Orosz • Edited

I still disagree with the notion of these large tech companies being “highly overrated”. I’d encourage everyone to find out for themselves and not rule them out. There are a lot of upsides not mentioned - engineering culture, networking, the alumni, compensation with equity and many others.

A gig at one of these places - even if it does turn out to be one or all the bad experiences you listed - will open up a lot of new doors for people. Like make it easier to get accepted into places like YC :)

Good luck with your book!

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Nick Bull Author

Highly agreed with this one:

"I’d encourage everyone to find out for themselves and not rule them out"

Thank you!

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Gergely Orosz

And by the way, thanks for writing such a thought-provoking article! I'd much rather read one like this, than one that starts, continues and ends with "well, it depends" :)