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Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by tensazangetsu20(m): 1:37pm On Apr 28
I don't know if it's just me or maybe my network but most Devs I know seem to be more crazy about working for startups than big multinationals. I mean people would prefer companies like paystack, flutterwaves and andela than working at places like British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc, Cognizant et Al as Devs.

I see Dev roles regularly on this companies career pages but I hardly meet Devs who work in such companies.

Why are Devs so crazy about startups? The work is ten times harder, hardly any job security. You can be sacked at anytime. Extreme pressure and very horrible pay with no pension benefits or severance package.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by stanliwise(m): 2:50pm On Apr 28
tensazangetsu20:
I don't know if it's just me or maybe my network but most Devs I know seem to be more crazy about working for startups than big multinationals. I mean people would prefer companies like paystack, flutterwaves and andela than working at places like British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc, Cognizant et Al as Devs.

I see Dev roles regularly on this companies career pages but I hardly meet Devs who work in such companies.

Why are Devs so crazy about startups? The work is ten times harder, hardly any job security. You can be sacked at anytime. Extreme pressure and very horrible pay with no pension benefits or severance package.
Those big companies you mentioned don’t have a lot of product in the market(I mean software market).

Many times they employ expert majorly for maintenance purpose and maybe a one off development team to build a product.

Many software dev in those company works are majorly expert level work and they don’t really have space to hire people to train or give space to grow, so many young devs don’t look forward to them except you have gained ground and your ready to chop money.

As a young dev startups can stress your life for peanuts but would give you a big room to improve your skill set and confidence. So starting out many devs look forward into them.

On a lite note another angle, start up give young devs insight about how company you see everyday are made and raised

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Karleb(m): 4:42pm On Apr 28
It's actually normal.

These old companies hardly recruit. They were in Nigeria before Andela came and made Software Engineering/Development exciting.

They also use old stack and can hardly change their stacks which is understandable.

New companies recruit like mad! About getting sacked. You need a job to get sacked in the first place.

Startups are fast paced and uses new tools which is exciting to most young people and also the exact reason why many employees in startups are youths.

Pay stack and co are just like our own Facebook, Google, Netflix et al. here. Everyone wants to in these companies in America but people don't really fancy Microsoft et al.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by elunico: 8:42pm On Apr 28
tensazangetsu20:
I don't know if it's just me or maybe my network but most Devs I know seem to be more crazy about working for startups than big multinationals. I mean people would prefer companies like paystack, flutterwaves and andela than working at places like British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc, Cognizant et Al as Devs.

I see Dev roles regularly on this companies career pages but I hardly meet Devs who work in such companies.

Why are Devs so crazy about startups? The work is ten times harder, hardly any job security. You can be sacked at anytime. Extreme pressure and very horrible pay with no pension benefits or severance package.

With start-ups, one is challenged to learn more. But, it gets to a level, I wouldn't pick a startup company in place of an established multinational.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Jahzrockballer(m): 2:00am On Apr 29
Karleb:
It's actually normal.

These old companies hardly recruit. They were in Nigeria before Andela came and made Software Engineering/Development exciting.

They also use old stack and can hardly change their stacks which is understandable.

New companies recruit like mad! About getting sacked. You need a job to get sacked in the first place.

Startups are fast paced and uses new tools which is exciting to most young people and also the exact reason why many employees in startups are youths.

Pay stack and co are just like our own Facebook, Google, Netflix et al. here. Everyone wants to in these companies in America but people don't really fancy Microsoft et al.
Greetings boss


What you mean by "old stacks"
?
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Karleb(m): 8:00am On Apr 29
Jahzrockballer:

Greetings boss


What you mean by "old stacks"
?

In all sincerity, there shouldn't be anything like old or new stack. But what I mean is, programming languages/tools that are no longer getting attention like before, e.g. C, C++, Jquery and the likes.

Even Java is not as popular as when we didn't have nodejs.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:39am On Apr 29
Karleb:


In all sincerity, there shouldn't be anything like old or new stack. But what I mean is, programming languages/tools that are no longer getting attention like before, e.g. C, C++, Jquery and the likes.

Even Java is not as popular as when we didn't have nodejs.
Java still has the second largest share after PHP for backend. It's the language of all enterprise software. Enterprise platform crms and Erps are also written in Java. Hype isn't reality.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by spartan117(m): 9:45am On Apr 29
tensazangetsu20:

Java still has the second largest share after PHP for backend. It's the language of all enterprise software. Enterprise platform crms and Erps are also written in Java. Hype isn't reality.
I don't think he meant to say Java is no longer popular. What he meant to say is Java has declined in popularity with the advent of Node js, which is correct.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Jahzrockballer(m): 2:04pm On Apr 29
Karleb:


In all sincerity, there shouldn't be anything like old or new stack. But what I mean is, programming languages/tools that are no longer getting attention like before, e.g. C, C++, Jquery and the likes.

Even Java is not as popular as when we didn't have nodejs.
Thanks for the info
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by PCG1: 2:16pm On Apr 29

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Darey00(m): 2:16pm On Apr 29
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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by simhosting: 2:16pm On Apr 29
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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by KhingLufem1(m): 2:16pm On Apr 29
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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Kzinne: 2:17pm On Apr 29
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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Rahkman: 2:17pm On Apr 29
Developers?? If you re thinking any other thing .... you are a tribalist grin

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by COdeGenesis: 2:17pm On Apr 29
They have different business objectives na
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by BigBashiru: 2:18pm On Apr 29
Not much comments on this thread even though on FP because it's not about politics or big ass or relationship. Hmm...

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by tiswell(m): 2:18pm On Apr 29
state of the nation is affecting them
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by tosinhtml: 2:18pm On Apr 29
tensazangetsu20:
I don't know if it's just me or maybe my network but most Devs I know seem to be more crazy about working for startups than big multinationals. I mean people would prefer companies like paystack, flutterwaves and andela than working at places like British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc, Cognizant et Al as Devs.

I see Dev roles regularly on this companies career pages but I hardly meet Devs who work in such companies.

Why are Devs so crazy about startups? The work is ten times harder, hardly any job security. You can be sacked at anytime. Extreme pressure and very horrible pay with no pension benefits or severance package.

Can you atleast provide where you are getting all this Information from?

When last did British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc put out a vacancy to hire software engineers?

The multinationals in tech are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by GreenWire(m): 2:20pm On Apr 29
iffu ask me who I go ask
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Unbiased1: 2:22pm On Apr 29
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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Elock1: 2:22pm On Apr 29
grin Nairaland done spoil me finish oh, immediately I saw DEVELOPERS I honestly thought it was a certain tribe.


PS: I'm from that tribe too grin grin

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by ahmemmygrey(m): 2:23pm On Apr 29
The way I'm hearing dev devs
Hope I'm not the only confused person

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Carmal90(m): 2:24pm On Apr 29
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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by tensazangetsu20(m): 2:24pm On Apr 29
tosinhtml:


Can you atleast provide where you are getting all this Information from?

When last did British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc put out a vacancy to hire software engineers?

The multinationals in tech are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google.

The non tech multinationals are always hiring devs too https://careers.bat.com/go/IT/1356201/?q=&sortColumn=referencedate&sortDirection=desc

Thats the career page for british american tobacco and there are tech roles listed. Last time I checked, there were like 5 fullstack developer roles but it seems devs arent interested in such jobs.
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Labadi69: 2:24pm On Apr 29
tensazangetsu20:
I don't know if it's just me or maybe my network but most Devs I know seem to be more crazy about working for startups than big multinationals. I mean people would prefer companies like paystack, flutterwaves and andela than working at places like British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc, Cognizant et Al as Devs.

I see Dev roles regularly on this companies career pages but I hardly meet Devs who work in such companies.

Why are Devs so crazy about startups? The work is ten times harder, hardly any job security. You can be sacked at anytime. Extreme pressure and very horrible pay with no pension benefits or severance package.

If the start up hammer, the staff go also hammer. Go ask the staff and developers at Paystack.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by DeeStarks(m): 2:25pm On Apr 29
We've always been told as junior developers to shoot for the stars.

In fact, I don't even think startups are for junior developers which are the top job seekers. I think it's best to start from a grounded company where you get the early experience you need from the seniors.
Going into startups will only assume you're an expert and you'll get paid way less than your worth


Thermodynamics:
I hardly see any thing about python in any programming thread these days, does it mean that python is obsolete? I'm currently learning python.

If you really want thrive with Python, either get out of Nigeria or go learn Data Science and still get out of Nigeria after. There are companies outside this part of the world that want your python skill.
That's what I'm working on too because I'm a die hard python programmer, I do almost everything with it. But it doesn't seem there are much Nigerian developers who sees the power in Python. Same for Golang, that language is a beast

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Thermodynamics(m): 2:25pm On Apr 29
I hardly see any thing about python in any programming thread these days, does it mean that python is obsolete? I'm currently learning python.

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Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Ugandatales: 2:25pm On Apr 29
Rahkman:
Developers?? If you re thinking any other thing .... you are a tribalist grin

Hahahahahaha!!! I guess Nairaland has made me a tribalist, cos I was thinking of the other meaning of the word grin
Re: Why Are Developers Crazy About Startup Jobs? by Nobody: 2:25pm On Apr 29
tensazangetsu20:
I don't know if it's just me or maybe my network but most Devs I know seem to be more crazy about working for startups than big multinationals. I mean people would prefer companies like paystack, flutterwaves and andela than working at places like British tobacco, ExxonMobil, shell, pwc, Cognizant et Al as Devs.

I see Dev roles regularly on this companies career pages but I hardly meet Devs who work in such companies.

Why are Devs so crazy about startups? The work is ten times harder, hardly any job security. You can be sacked at anytime. Extreme pressure and very horrible pay with no pension benefits or severance package.

Because those startups understand what developers need in terms of work-life balance, environment, remote work allowance, not just remuneration...

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