Aspies: what size company do you prefer to work for?

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25 Jan 2010, 7:54 pm

Small, medium, or large? I'm mostly asking from people who will be drawing from experience, but I'll read everything. Thank yous.



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25 Jan 2010, 8:31 pm

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25 Jan 2010, 10:04 pm

Personally, I prefer working for a company that consists of me. So I guess that would qualify as small. At the moment, I have two colleagues, but work independently most of the time, which is nice. There was a point, about three years ago that I worked for a larger, albeit small-ish company (~500 people spread out over a number of offices) and had around two dozen people working under me. It was an interesting experience, but wore me out after a while.



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25 Jan 2010, 10:07 pm

Small.

I was badge #6 when I joined.

Once we had about 35 people, I begged to be laid off. BEGGED!

The CEO finally took my advice and did such. It was a good day.



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25 Jan 2010, 10:10 pm

Small. Fewer people to remember and differentiate, greater chance of being left alone, less nonsensical bureaucracy, no or few meetings or other group interactions.



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25 Jan 2010, 10:46 pm

I don't know what the difference is among the three, other than the physical size.



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25 Jan 2010, 11:34 pm

the company that i work for employs around 33,000 globally. there are approximately 200 staff spread across four locations in the city i work in.

i like working for a large company but do not like the politics and gossip that can go with it. the trade off is that for the greater part i am self managing, the majority of interaction that i have with others is either directing them in a project or teaching them.

there is something to be said for having a relatively secure position within a large company... as i commented in another post:

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...your special interests can make you a valued asset, rather than liability. the people that matter will often overlook your eccentricities for the benefit of your expertise and work ethic... being remunerated to focus on those interests and to teach and guide others (to be a source of knowledge) is a rewarding experience.


there is no place for discrimination or prejudice within a large, modern organisation. HR take matters of discrimination very seriously. so, while there may still be an element of stigma attached to your perceived (or actual) differences in ability there is a large measure of protection (by law) that may not always be afforded or observed in a smaller organisation.


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26 Jan 2010, 1:24 am

I prefer not to work, especially not "for" anyone. I'd be self-employed if I had the start-up capital.



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26 Jan 2010, 1:47 am

I've only had experience with my current job at wal-mart. I think it would probably be more comfortable working at a smaller place, but this is fine for now. At least it gets me out around people, so it's helped me improve with social skills and getting more comfortable with people. I like that it gives me a chance to interact with people in a mostly structured type of environment where i know what's expected. The only way to interact with people in a structured way like that seems to be having a job that requires it. Of course, being around people so much has caused a bunch of meltdowns and shutdowns at work... but that's usually only on especially stressful days. but on most days i can find little tasks to do on my own throughout the day so it's not like i'm constantly interacting with customers or anything. And i'm usually inside my own head focusing on something else enough that i can ignore the presence of the people around me to some degree when i don't need to interact with one of them(i basically just see them as somewhat-annoying obstacles that i need to walk around, a lot of the time). So then when a customer asks a question, i'm usually fine with explaining something to them and being nice.(oh, and i also only work part-time.. so that helps too)



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26 Jan 2010, 1:52 am

I definitely prefer working for a small company.


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26 Jan 2010, 3:34 am

I much prefer small companies. If that's not an option, I at least prefer to work the odd shifts so there are less people. My fave company had a manager who was a d***, but I was employee #5. Of 5. I loved that place... to bad it had to close down, again because of the idiot manager.


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18 Feb 2016, 2:16 pm

I very much prefer working in a small team which is part of a large or very large company. The thing I like about big companies is that they have clear ways of doing things and clearly defined processes. I work really well when I have clear objectives and know what when and how to do whatever is asked of me. I've found that in small companies there are lots of ways of getting something done and I get concerned that I'm not doing the right things the right way. The only bad thing about big companies is when they have huge countrywide meetings - I can't cope with that kind of thing. I would prefer to just get an email with the presentation in it.


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18 Feb 2016, 2:53 pm

Large enough to sustain itself and pay its employees higher than poverty wages, but not so massive its likely run by the type of CEO who contributes to world poverty. And I will stop here before I derail the thread :lol:

I guess you could say medium sized maybe but not quite sure what that would be.



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18 Feb 2016, 3:02 pm

Having run the gamut between freelance & conglomerate, I REALLY prefer freelance, startups are too big, collectively, also when I'm working with individuals in town there are just about always better end goals to the projects.


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18 Feb 2016, 3:18 pm

Not so small that the owner would be my supervisor, and not so large that my supervisor, who would probably be half my age, realizes that he or she won't ever advance and resorts to acting out Machiavelli chapter by chapter.


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