One question to ask a company before accepting an offer

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Whenever I go out to meetups and conferences, fresh out of college graduates and entry-level engineers always have a few questions to ask me. I try as much as possible to not give them advice that would influence their decisions by my bias. But, there is always one question that I find is becoming sort …

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How to Make yourself Unique at your Work

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In any business organization, there are two types of sub-units or teams.

  • Profit Centers
  • Cost Centers

Profit Center

Profit Center is the team/department which gets the company money and thereby profits. They bring in the dough/bacon. One of the common example of a profit center is the sales department. Unless you have sales, you wouldn’t have customers and thereby no money.

Cost Center

Everything other than a profit center is a Cost center. Any team or department of a company to which various types of direct and indirect costs are charged are cost centers. It could be the Production or service departments in a factory, operations team, IT department, etc.

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