Private Company Office Vs. Government Office

June 26, 2008 4:39am CST
What do you think is the difference working in a private company office from that of a government office?
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6 responses
• India
26 Jun 08
government companies don't really make you very stressed at the end of the day here in India but i still think that in private companies the work is done faster and also the quality of the work is far better.
26 Jun 08
Brucekaushik, I could not say the same as you. Doing and producing quality work depends on the individual office worker. I pride to say that the office where I worked has superb office facilities - we have a Multi-purpose Hall where company events are held. A company canteen aside from having a pantry for each floor. And, a floor dedicated for employees' lounge. Each employee are provided with her own working area (cubicle/table with his own computer. For our skills development, employees are required to attend at least one training program a year. This is a government office.
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• India
27 Jun 08
that is very good then but i have seen a few government offices in which the employees don't work at all. and of course it all depends on the employees.
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
The difference is, in a government office once you get permanent then you don't have to worry of being terminated unless you've done something against the civil service law. Even the lowest position receives the benefits all other employees enjoy. A private company has a more strict rules regarding employees, manner of dressing, and had stricter rules. That's all i can think of right now, when i remember other things then i'll get back and post a response.
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29 Jun 08
Hi Sweetie! What you said it so very true on security of tenure. It's just because administration foremost observes strict exercise of due process unlike the private companies, you serve at the pleasure of the owner. The employee from the private company,I think, gets a "due process" only either when the labor union comes to rescue or the management's manner of termination is filed in case at the Dept. of Labor. In terms of benefits? Yes, all levels in the government enjoy the "standard" benefits. However, budget allocations for instance, hospitalization and training,differ. Also, Rank and Files do not receive Representation and Transportation Allowances, no company cellphones including its load, and honorarium perks. How about in the private companies? For sure mandated benefits are given, while others are management's goodwill? When it comes to office decorum. . . I guess this depends on the Administration/HR of every companies, be it in the government or private.
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@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I have never worked in an government office before but wouls suspect it might be a more controlled environment. With several regulations and people watching you all the time, at least that's how they make it seem in the movies and on tv.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
26 Jun 08
i think there are many diofferences. in private offices, the working condition is far better. also it good working culture in private company. its my notion.
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
30 Jun 08
gentlespirit, the biggest difference is that when you work for a private company it is much easier to quit. It is more difficult for a private company to ruin your career permanently than the government so you feel a sense of freedom you cannot enjoy when working for the government. The best deal going is self-employment because you answer to yourself.
• Lubbock, Texas
30 Jun 08
I have never worked in a "government office", but I have worked in a bank (back shop in accounting), and I've worked for a private company. In terms of work and stress they are worse in the private sector. It seems that fewer people are expected to produce more work. You usually have better benefits for a large corporation, but the job is not as secure as in a private business if you learn your job and do your best to do it properly.