Why Do Most Software Engineers Hate Their Job?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Henry Khan



Why Do Most Software Engineers Hate Their Job?

I will not generalize your question, but I admit that many software engineers are not happy with their work. At the top of my mind, the reasons behind this paradigm are as follows: (Abbreviation - SE = Software Engineers)

  1. SE does not get the job they like. Most of the time, it is the business of the company in front of its interest. And you know who wins.
  2. There is always a problem with the increase / promotion. Companies promote only between 10% and 15% of their employees. Certainly a large part of SE is disappointed because of this.
  3. Deadlines are killers. Even if your manager / leader knows that few things are not possible to achieve
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I will not generalize your question, but I admit that many software engineers are not happy with their work. At the top of my mind, the reasons behind this paradigm are as follows: (Abbreviation - SE = Software Engineers)

  1. SE does not get the job they like. Most of the time, it is the business of the company in front of its interest. And you know who wins.
  2. There is always a problem with the increase / promotion. Companies promote only between 10% and 15% of their employees. Certainly a large part of SE is disappointed because of this.
  3. Deadlines are killers. Even if your manager / leader knows that few things are not possible to achieve in a certain timeline, they still force SE to do it. Because of this, SE gets frustrated. They have to come to the office on weekends. I remember spending the Diwali festival in my office :(
  4. If you are a boy, you are assigned difficult tasks such as: working at customer locations, doing night shifts, etc.
  5. If you are performing well, you have to work very hard. You become the hero and therefore you have to perform difficult tasks compared to others who like to be on the safe side. Up to this point, everything seems fine, but when something in the Project goes wrong OR the client delivery is lost, you are at the gunpoint of your manager.
  6. SEs have to continually improve their skills, otherwise they will be out of the market.

Hope this reflects the weak points of most software engineers! Health!

I hope I am the best person to answer this question. I would rather answer why the majority (99%) of SEs do not love their job.

There is no sense of accomplishment at work at the end of the day. A teacher can be proud to educate few. A bricklayer can be proud to have built a wall. A doctor cures a patient. An attorney wins a case for his client. Take any worker for example, even a copier technician can be happy to have photocopied so many pages. A repair technician is happy once he repairs an appliance.

Almost all jobs at the end of the day have a sense of accomplishment. But what about software engineers? They work offering software service

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I hope I am the best person to answer this question. I would rather answer why the majority (99%) of SEs do not love their job.

There is no sense of accomplishment at work at the end of the day. A teacher can be proud to educate few. A bricklayer can be proud to have built a wall. A doctor cures a patient. An attorney wins a case for his client. Take any worker for example, even a copier technician can be happy to have photocopied so many pages. A repair technician is happy once he repairs an appliance.

Almost all jobs at the end of the day have a sense of accomplishment. But what about software engineers? They work offering software services or product development (very few).

Product development guys have the potential to be happy if they feel like they've developed something. But their complex requirements, deadlines and mistakes keep them busy without allowing them to enjoy the achievement. It is like a bricklayer working 24 hours without being able to appreciate the house he built before.

next category - S / W service consultants (90%) in service industries. They are pathetic boys. They do something every day without knowing how it will benefit customers. They just work on a small part or a small piece of requirement. They don't know how you solve the business problem and how you help the customers. Ultimately, they are not proud of accomplishing anything. This is the only main reason these people don't love their job. It is not money. It is not office policy, it is not promotions.

IT IS A LACK OF SATISFACTION IN THE WORK SINCE THEY DO NOT SEE THE FINAL RESULT OR DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE FINAL RESULT.

Therefore, even though they earn more money, they do not feel inner happiness as other professionals do. In all other professions, you work to achieve something tangible, measurable, and measurable. In software you work without knowing what the end result is and how it benefits anyone.

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