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How big is your company?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by Baba O'Riley, Nov 9, 2006.

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What size of company do you work for?

  1. I'm a one man band.

    8.3%
  2. A small local company (less than 20 staff).

    8.3%
  3. A medium to large company (up to 100 staff).

    27.8%
  4. A large national corporation.

    5.6%
  5. A multinational corporation.

    25.0%
  6. I work for local government/am a public servant or whatever.

    25.0%
  1. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    I thought it would be interesting to see what kind of place we all worked in as I know there is an interesting spread of members' workplaces. I'm really just thinking about those in an IT related job, to build a profile of what kind of size and scope of systems we are all exposed to.

    I'll start, I work for a global financial company that is probably worth over a billion US dollars and has operations in over twenty countries.
     
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  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    My first official job straight out of school and this company is huge, but I love what I do so no complaints.
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I work for me, one man band but the wife helps with the accounts and the banking 8)
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Just a bump.
     
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  5. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    What's your boss like Pete? I bet he's a real ogre.:twisted:
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Actually he is very understanding, it is a bit weird when your boss is that little voice in your head that keeps telling you should be doing something else which is tedious, not what you are doing at the moment which is enjoyable - much the same as a real boss really :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Pete, you know some day I want to have my business too. I like my job and all, but in the IT field I want to be my own boss.

    Many respects to you and everyone else in this forums.
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Yes well you are young and have plenty of time to save up the reddies before you go it alone. Starting a business from scratch is not a quick way to earn money. I did it after I emigrated, the exchange rate transformed my savings into something worth having and that money (shares / investments etc) is what keeps me afloat. To be honest, It's not an viable business option if you have a wife, kids and a mortgage. It could take five years or more to start making comparable money to being employed by an already established company.

    But, it is do-able, I am the living proof :biggrin
     
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  9. AJ

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    Hmmm wasn't sure what to pick on this one. I work for one of if not the largest boarding school in the UK. Always loads going on.
     
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  10. Nelix
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    I work for a global shipping company, they have offices in every counrty and you might have seen on the news recently that our newest ship (the biggest in the world)docked in the UK recently on route from China, it's quarter of a mile long HUUUUUUGE.

    Check it out

    http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1934888,00.html
     
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  11. Baba O'Riley

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    I didn't realise it was a public school you worked in AJ. I put the local government section in specifically thinking about those who worked in schools.

    Some interesting answers so far guys, thanks.
     
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  12. csx

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    I don't blame any else working for a small company!!! ;)

    Work with a 15 people company and tbh it could be better. :(

    All experience though!
     
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  13. nugget
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    I work for a small biotech company of around 30 people.
     
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  14. zebulebu

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    Law Enforcement - work for a UK Police Force.

    4,867 users at last password audit... :twisted:
     
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  15. AJ

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    hehehe no problem. The School celebrates it's 450th Birthday this year :eek:

    If you really have time on your hands Oundle School
     
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  16. Sparky
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    Interesting, for the guys that have posted how big the IT infrastructure is they support what areas do you get exposed to? Do you even get to touch a server?

    Me? I used to work for a big corporate but now I work for a smaller IT company (10 peeps). We are sub-contracted and support various small companies however we also offer specialised support for bigger clients such as firewall and VPN support. In this case there is usually an in-house IT guy but he doesn’t want to go near the firewall, hee hee! :biggrin
     
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  17. AJ

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    In answer to Sparky, I help to look after about 12 servers, 650 clients, Meridian telephone switch (380 extensions), nearly 100 wireless access points, accociated cabling, newly installed ISA firewall :eek: and as with anything in IT if it has a plug then it must belong to the IT dept 8)
     
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  18. wizard

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    I'm currently going from job to job on agency, so cannot really comment.
     
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  19. Mr.Cheeks

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    we and i quote

     
  20. Baba O'Riley

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    Well we have three main infrastrctures - Australia, North America and UK. Just about all of our systems are administrered out of one of those hubs, but of course all systems are part of one global network. We have a dedicated server team who concentrate on our Windows server farm, but we perform low level administration on several servers that provide one form of support or another for our VMS clusters. 90% of my work at the moment lies in working on the VMS side of things but we are slowly taking on a lot of other stuff, mainly because we are the only idiots who cover 24 hours.
     
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