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Based on 659 responses, the job of Lead Software Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.94 out of 5. On average, Lead Software Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Lead Software Engineer?

December 2014
"Corporate Culture."
Lead Software Engineer:
Pros: The CEO is very old school and is there for you not any as an employer but an individual who cares about the people working for him.
Cons: At times management does not listen when you try to describe and issue or ask a question.
March 2015
"Good."
Lead Software Engineer:
Pros: Work culture, team activities and strategy.
Cons: Onsite, appraisal, commutation, perks.
April 2015
"The now."
Lead Software Engineer:
Pros: Technical challenges. Developing people.
Cons: Slow decision making. Resisting change. Conflicting goals. Unrealistic expectations. No risk taking. No history / paper trails.
June 2015
"Less development time."
Lead Software Engineer:
Make sure to offset your hours. For example, work late or work early. This is because you will spend a lot of your time helping others and less time actually devleoping.
July 2015
"Skills Development, Personal Passion, Carreer Opportunity."
Lead Software Engineer:
Pros: Learning New Skills, Acquiring New Knowledge and Exposure to new business processes. I love working with different kinds of stakeholders and being innovative in providing solutions to different pains in the company. I love the challenge being put in to me to manage people and projects assigned to me.
Cons: The lack of proper benchmarking in terms of employee compensation.
November 2015
"Lacking structure & support."
Lead Software Engineer:
Pros: Flexibility. I'm able to change processes very quickly and am involved in nearly all aspects of the company.
Cons: Terrible management. Non-existent structure, no support for developers. Zero professional enrichment opportunities. Tons of stress due to chronic understaffing.
January 2016
"The education of writing software happens outside a class."
Lead Software Engineer:
Be open to everything non-software related; Going "by the book" will not lead to innovation.