Which large tech or telecoms company would you like to work for?

Which large tech or telecoms company would you like to work for?

  • Adapt IT

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • Altron

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • Cell C

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Dimension Data

    Votes: 10 19.6%
  • EOH

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Liquid Telecom

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • MTN

    Votes: 9 17.6%
  • MultiChoice

    Votes: 4 7.8%
  • Telkom

    Votes: 2 3.9%
  • Vodacom

    Votes: 10 19.6%

  • Total voters
    51

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Which large tech or telecoms company would you like to work for?
 

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Where is the None option?

I'm being serious. I would hate to work for a large company except for a few. Too easy to become a number and in tough times it's too easy for them to swing a broad axes. Give me 100-300 employee companies who are resilient enough but not too big.
 

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If I had to pick one of those:

Too scared I won't have a job come next month:
  • Adapt IT
  • Cell C
  • Dimension Data
  • EOH
  • Telkom
Not a chance/"I heard stories":
  • Vodacom
  • MultiChoice
Maybe (don't know enough)
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Altron
Maybe maybe
  • MTN
:confused:
 

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Tough choice tbh (Sa based companies) given that restructure, retrenchment etc processes happening at a few in this list or knowing their HR, corporate structure or culture suck.

I voted based on opportunity and recession proofing so MTN looks good(vs whats on offer) as you could always opt for working somewhere in africa for a year. Mobile is commodity like, similar to payments and niche banking tech, its going nowhere so you safe mostly when things hit the fan.
 

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If I had to pick one of those:

Too scared I won't have a job come next month:
  • Adapt IT
  • Cell C
  • Dimension Data
  • EOH
  • Telkom
Not a chance/"I heard stories":
  • Vodacom
  • MultiChoice
Maybe (don't know enough)
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Altron
Maybe maybe
  • MTN
:confused:
Altron employment contracts tho.. its a deal with the devil.
 

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So who are the four uninformed souls wanting to work for Di Data? I mean, they're only busy retrenching about 500 people.
 

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Telkom is shell company - They are BCX's biggest client.

But neither of them
 

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Rather somewhere beyond Africa, had enough of this place, but not northern hemisphere which seems to have gone mad and Oz / NZ could all drown... so I guess somewhere in South America.

Otherwise will take Multichoice - very interesting tech which I'm involved with, if you can survive their politics and st00pids.
 

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My choice isn't on the list, they're probably not big enough, although probably a household name at least on this forum, and bonus, I already work for them.
 
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None.

I ended up working for one of those listed after an outsourcing deal which ended up being the failure many of us said it would and I have been back at my current employer for four and a half years, far, far, far happier than I was at the Tech company.
 
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None of them, don't want to work in a giant corporate till I pretty much plateau unless the company is very interesting, which none of those really tick, one will stagnate.

Would pick a company with around 10-50 software devs, entire company cannot exceed around 200, at that point you become a cog in the machine, not a fixed rule, companies can be different.

I've declined an EoH offer before their crisis, and declined a Vodacom one since they both seem too corporate, would only take the latter if I decide to move into being a DBA or something (until I gain enough experience at smaller companies where I can touch pretty much anything in the process and I can improve things with quick discussions only being required rather than a bureaucratic mess).
 
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