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I am sure we've discussed this somewhere but can't locate the thread.
I recently had a coffee break chat with some graduating engineering students about working for a large engineering company vs. a small one. The sentiment seemed to be that you get more diverse assignments if you start out at a smaller firm, while at a larger one you'd tend to have a more narrow specialization, although the projects themselves might be grander and more interesting.
My experience has been in small to very small companies, and I'd agree that at least at the entry level everyone ended up doing everything, based on what was most needed, with relatively little regard for their job title.
What is your experience or opinion on working for large vs small companies at various levels?