In one of the videos Alex mentioned that some devs get a culture shock when joining a Big Tech company from a smaller company. What kind of culture shock would that be? Do you have examples and methods how to prepare oneself for those?
First, I highly recommend these 2 discussions:
Do you have examples and methods how to prepare oneself for those?
It depends a lot on your level:
Usually it's culture shock around how new/different the tooling is, and how many gatekeepers there are.
At a large company, you'll often spend days just waiting for access to certain tables, documents, or tools.