I've recently been given the chance to take up an IT job in the public sector (local council). I've worked exclusively in the private sector for the past ~15 years, for both small, privately owned companies to bigger listed companies. I'd appreciate any insight from someone who has made a similar (or opposite) switch. Are there any caveats to working in the Public sector? any great advantages or disadvantages? I've got no idea what to expect of the culture., so I'm hoping for some advice from someone who knows, rather than just stereotypical "Workers leaning on shovels" responses. If a Mod thinks this should be moved to the Careers section, feel free to move it.