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Old 02-01-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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So, do you think there is a relation between company size and joy on the job? If so, do you think it's directly proportional to the size (bigger company equals happier on the job) or the opposite (bigger company equals unhappier on the job)?

Or, do you think that mid size companies are the best and that the smaller the company you get, the less enjoyable it gets and the larger it gets, the less enjoyable it gets?

My own thought is that mid size companies are the best in that smaller ones typically are more susceptible to lower pay and nepotism and larger ones are more susceptible to viewing you as just a number and also to pointless bureaucracy and red tape.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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I'm not a fan of the nepotism which I've encountered at the small companies I've worked for. I'm not good with the political games, as I just like to be friendly but focus on my job. Some people take it to the extreme though. I once had a co-worker who bought my boss Dunkin Donuts every morning. I usually prefer the better organizational structure and better pay of larger companies, including the instant recognition.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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So, do you think there is a relation between company size and joy on the job?


No, I have worked jobs I hated and saw others enjoying there even though we were doing the same job! I have come to the conclusion that it's the "Worker" not the work that's key to enjoyment.

I have met people who LOVE working in a bare cubicle and others who needed a office laid out....It's the worker...
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Old 02-02-2016, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Honolulu
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As someone who's worked at places including government, a private firm with 6 employees and several in between, I didn't find that the number of employees were a determining factor in happiness of the employees. It's just the particular place of employment that leads to generally happy or unhappy workers. There are happy and unhappy employees at places of all sizes.
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:08 AM
 
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Try all of them out, happiness aside, I find larger places have the job duties set in stone more than smaller. Smaller companies run short of help so any and everyone that wants to pick up side duties/learn more can get chance to. Large companies, those side duties are full time jobs themselves, too much work to just "add" to free time. Plus with more people to manange, they draw lines to who can do what to make sure liability lines aren't crossed.

Are you happy to keep head down and work or being a busybody?
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:54 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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So, do you think there is a relation between company size and joy on the job? If so, do you think it's directly proportional to the size (bigger company equals happier on the job) or the opposite (bigger company equals unhappier on the job)?

Or, do you think that mid size companies are the best and that the smaller the company you get, the less enjoyable it gets and the larger it gets, the less enjoyable it gets?

My own thought is that mid size companies are the best in that smaller ones typically are more susceptible to lower pay and nepotism and larger ones are more susceptible to viewing you as just a number and also to pointless bureaucracy and red tape.
No. Regardless of size, crappy companies are crappy companies - and vice versa.

That said, all else the same, people's personalities/traits will impact their preference for specific environments like company size.
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:18 AM
 
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and larger ones are more susceptible to viewing you as just a number and also to pointless bureaucracy and red tape.
I understand that people who haven’t been a part of large org’s (or haven’t been deep enough within one) think it’s pointless. It’s far from. Annoying, yes. Pointless, a very definite no. It’s necessary.
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I've worked for good and bad small, medium and large companies. It's not the company size, it's the management, the culture, the people and the policies that make the company good or bad to work in.
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