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Product Company or Services company. which one is better?

 
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Product companies dont provide much onsite opportunites, but services company does.

which one is better for a long run? more opportunity and earnings?
 
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Originally posted by NDP Prasad:
Product companies dont provide much onsite opportunites, but services company does.

which one is better for a long run? more opportunity and earnings?



Some product companies are better than some services companies and some services companies are better than some product companies.
 
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Originally posted by NDP Prasad:
Product companies dont provide much onsite opportunites, but services company does.

which one is better for a long run? more opportunity and earnings?



It all really depends on how good you are in your field...anyone can get everything (best pay,onsite opportunities etc.) if he's above average in his field...for such people companies don't matter.

Now coming to a quick fix....choose Services, if you are looking for onsite 9I've friends who joined as freshers and are onsite within 1 year of joining) and for pay , product companies. choice is yours....
 
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Selecting a product/services company also depends on your experience.If you have worked only with services, say for more than 4 years, it will be difficult to get adjusted to the environment of a product company, as the structure and the functioning is totally different from services. In product development, you should have an attitude towards R&D. Some times , the domain and knowledge gathering related to that makes technology(say Java) take a back step.
 
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At present Iam working for a BPM product company, Iam very much intersted about the future prospects of the BPM domain, but R&D is boring sometimes, it makes me sleepless, i was not getting output easily.

Although most of my work is on Core JAVA..etc i have done SCWCD to get in to a services company.

But now i dont want to make a fake resume, as i heard that companies will look for experience in the development with the company or client not just learning experience.

I have close to 2 years experience, i will begin search after 1.5 months.




Please give me your suggesion...Iam hoping for Longterm prospects and earnings. I dont want to change the field anymore after once...also want to grow with the company, b'cos my hard work will be appreciated for long term.

Thank you
 
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R&D is boring sometimes, it makes me sleepless, i was not getting output easily.



Is R&D and product dev is like that or my situation in the present company is like that...you can comment on this..
 
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You are having close to 2 yrs experience, so transition to a product development environment will not be difficult. Rather I feel, this could be a right time. R&D will definitely makes you sleepless, as you cant just google for the solution
In the long run, the domain knowledge is what matters more than technical strength. Product development companies are generally good pay masters too. You can do an R&D on the major product development companies and decide. Also you should try to analyse what type of product developments interest you - developing tools like IDE for java or products for use in banking, finance, healthcare etc. In the latter area, you may not develop very strong technical skills but the overall process and other soft skills will be developed a lot. You should have a more quality oriented focus along with a taste for documentation as these are very improtant in a product development environment, especially if the product is used for no-fail conditions.
 
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Originally posted by NDP Prasad:

Although most of my work is on Core JAVA..etc i have done SCWCD to get in to a services company.

But now i dont want to make a fake resume, as i heard that companies will look for experience in the development with the company or client not just learning experience.

I have close to 2 years experience, i will begin search after 1.5 months.


I am guessing you are already good with jsps, servlets and jdbc, so you can just put that in your resume that you are good with these technologies, and if you can handle their questions, you should be fine. You are not expected to know everything.
Also, you can paint a fancy picture about your current project. There is no way the company can go back and verify if it was struts you used or simple jsps on your old project isnt it? Like Forrest Gump said, a white lie never hurt anyone!
 
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Originally posted by raybr:
There is no way the company can go back and verify if it was struts you used or simple jsps on your old project isnt it?



Much more important to the hiring company is whether the applicant actually knows Struts, and that can be easily established during the interview.
 
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Yes, exactly my point, if he can defend his claim, then no problems exist whatsoever.
 
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Originally posted by raybr:
Yes, exactly my point, if he can defend his claim, then no problems exist whatsoever.



It works so well in theory... but when asked to give a practical example as implemented in the previous project is when the stuttering start....

seriously not all interviewers are dumb or not considerate enough to consider lack of oppurtunity.

By the way whats wrong with "I am interested in technology but as I was stuck on a so and so job, I did not get an opportunity and hence I am looking to switch" or is honesty dead....?
 
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He he, looks like it
You see, the problem is, if one person doesnt suit their profile, they have 10 others to take his place, so why would the interviewer oblige?? Anyway, thats how I got my current job, and I managed just fine.
Thats the reason I said, if you can back up your knowledge, its ok, normally, the initial part of an interview is when the interviewer asks about the project you were involved with in the previous company, later on the topic moves normally to regular aspects of java which is easy to handle. this is just my humble opinion though...
 
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