02-08-2013 10:15 PM - edited 02-08-2013 10:20 PM
Can one build a lucrative IT career working at a small mom and pop type company or do you need to branch out to larger firms to earn higher wages?
02-08-2013 10:35 PM
Wages tend to be higher at larger companies, but be careful of some public traded companies. Once the company is public, the shareholders will require annual salary planning to be performed by someone in finance. When that occurs, expect annual raises that are closer to %1 than 8%.
02-11-2013 01:28 PM
Lucrative? Probably not at a very small firm. Plus, the owners may not have the money, desire or need to invest in cutting edge technology. Big companies are willing to spend more for talent but they also outsource and "right size" more. A mid-size firm that is growing and has capable management might provide the right balance. You'll get more autonomy and an opportunity to grow.