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Please help me figure out this one.

"I am working in [company name]"

"I am working at [company name]"

Which one is correct? In or at?

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  • Usually, when i refer to myself I use 'at' and for others I use 'in'. Like I am working at ABC pvt ltd. and he is working in XYZ solutions. Jun 2, 2015 at 11:39
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    You can work "at" or "for" a company. You work "in" a sector or profession.
    – TimR
    Jun 2, 2015 at 11:45
  • Another possibility is with. For example, in many job ads, they will write "Come work with us!" However, some bosses seem to prefer you saying you work for them to you saying you work with them. ;-) Jun 3, 2015 at 3:23

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I think...

We work for some company as an employer
We work in some department.
We work at some location.

Said that...

I work for Infosys, in the content department at its corporate office.

Good point to remember as TRomano says...

You work in some sector

So...

I work in the IT industry

Note: "at" can also be used when the object is not a person, such as: "I work at Microsoft", "I work for Microsoft", "I work for John" anb "I work at John's company" instead of "I work at John" (Courtesy -dexgecko)

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    "at" can also be used when the object is not a person, such as: "I work at Microsoft", "I work for Microsoft", "I work for John" anb "I work at John's company" instead of "I work at John"
    – rovyko
    Jun 2, 2015 at 13:10
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I am working for company_name.

I am working at company_name.

I am working with company_name.

Some nuances in meaning:

  • in/at : to emphasize the physical place.

  • "with": may not be an employee rather a freelancer/consultant/conntractor of some kind.

I am working in a company (that manufactures android phones)

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  • +1 for with for contractors and partner companies. As a contractor, I always say work with.
    – Carl Smith
    Jun 2, 2015 at 14:52
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    With proper names, all those sentences in the first block should omit a. Consider : I am working for a Google or I am working at a Google - these are wrong. Rather : I am working for Google or I am working at Google.
    – J...
    Jun 2, 2015 at 15:42
  • @ J...duly edited
    – Misti
    Jun 2, 2015 at 15:43
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    I disagree with your last example: you are working for the company that makes the phones, in their factory/office/wherever. Jun 2, 2015 at 17:23

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