Web Developer Reviews
Q: What is it like working as a Web Developer?
Pros: The job is fun and very interesting when not bothered with unnecessarily.
Cons: When working in teams and ideas clashes. Personnel don't respect or appreciate.
"Good Work Environment But More Leverage Given To Emaratis."
Pros: The whole idea of working in a learning atmosphere (since it is a university), makes you feel young and gives the opportunity to interact and network with bright minds (Professors/Researchers). Work environment is amazing and I have a very supportive team.
Cons: The pay is peanuts with no benefits and no defined career path. There are a lot of people who are comparatively traditional in the way they work and like to micro manage.
"A Great Dynamic Job."
Pros: A lot to learn. Respect of management for software engineers. Work with smart people.
Cons: As a contractor, you do not get performance reviews or opportunities for growth or promotion.
Pros: Working creatively, in different field.
Cons: Salary is low and my expertise are more.
"So You Want To Be A Website Developer."
Listen to clients carefully (be a good listener). Give professional advice freely, paid or not. Show that you like to help people, the psycho-social reciprocity factor will prompt them to work with you. Don't be greedy. Do exceed expectations. Provide real creative value. Anyone can be a droid, but true creatives are very valuable. Don't over-specialize. Learn online marketing and persuasion and art and visual communication and tech skills. Outsource to expand the services you offer - you can be a project manager, even if you can't provide every skill set required for a project.
Don't over-specialize. Be a "one-person project team". Learn online marketing, as well as technical skills. Teach online to learn more. If you work from home, figure out how to "leave work" for R&R. Have several skill sets, to help during times of national financial crises and to stay busy in one field during slow times in others. During financial hard times, increase your marketing, to get ahead of competitors who cut theirs. Above all, be a good listener, give appropriate professional advice without asking for money for every little thing and be really helpful - paid or not. If you show that you really like to help people, people will respond by hiring you.
Pros: Being Creative.