First Three Days Experience at Balicamp Bali

Once again one of my dreams come true last Sunday when I and other 20 persons become the first batch that was sent to the Balicamp at Pacung, Bali.

It was not all sweet experience here though, chilling nights, ice water morning bath, great amount of hidden charges, and isolation far on top of the mountain are just some of the miseries we all experience here.

But when the time we went to Kuta beach, all of series of unfortunate events above are all forgotten.

This article is written to describe about the condition that we feel so far (three days far to be exact.. ;D) about our new work environment at the famous Balicamp. I try to be as objective as possible, though some subjectivities may still present. Continue reading “First Three Days Experience at Balicamp Bali”

One Month Work Experience at Balicamp

I’m not sure how you get interested to read this post. Maybe you are going to have interview at Balicamp and you are googling for information about the work environment in the company. Or maybe you are just interested about the company itself.

Whatever it is, I hope you find this post interesting and informative as I, myself, never found any blog post in the net that describe the work experience at Balicamp, one of the most known software developer house in Indonesia.


Just get straight to the most important point, what is the workhour here in Balicamp?

Officially it’s 8.30 to 5.30 just as most regular office hour is…

But since we know that reality bites and life sucks, the “unofficial” workhour in the office is actually unlimited. For most of my first month here in the company, my worktime has changed to 8:00 to 9:30.

I think that won’t be a surprise for those of you who already know how work really is in a software house.

We have a joke that once you signed the work contract, you are actually have sold your soul to the company, just like in the movies where someone signed a contract with the devil who laugh loudly, “Bwahahaha…!”


Another most important point, how’s the workload at Balicamp? Hmm.. The answer actually depends on how do you perceive the workload.

Though in simple English word it’s simply called “endless”.

I think it is the common thing in a service company. There are many work to be done by so little resources in so little time.


Hmm, the most crucial part of a job and probably the most determining factor before someone signed a work contract, the salary.

Ok, I don’t know what will the company done to me once they know about this part of the post. I think I’m risking my life here..

Well, I’m not gonna post my salary nor will tell you about the salary range in Balicamp. For me it’s just enough for me, can’t say it’s one of the best though. But like most of the employees in the company, I’m after the knowledge and experience at this point so salary isn’t the issue.

I always think that I’m actually enrolled in a great software course here in Balicamp. When I think such then I will rather feel lucky because instead me who need to pay for the education fee, the course provider is the one who paid me.


Maybe some of the words I used here is to exaggerated in some ways. I also may not be much knowledgable to write a more accurate post about Balicamp because so far I have only work for 5 weeks in the company.

Anyway, the post certainly reflects the things that I’ve experienced so far. So just see it as another viewpoint of work environment Balicamp seen from a junior programmer.

So should you think about working here in Balicamp? Well, by all means please do so because it will be one of the best experience you have in life. Unless of course you have better option…