The experience I have might be similar so I am going to share it.
After my job training in a software only company I started working for company that is mainly a logistics company. They build the order management software for many huge fashion brands in Europe like C&A or Esprit. The biggest different is, the software is just a tool to get the main job (logistics) done, that changes basically everything. It starts with thinking in other time ranges for refactorings. A bag sorter (something like a sorting robot, but bag based) lives in a facility for like 10 to 15 years. But the software that you write will be outdated after 5 years latest and will need a refactoring. This will not happen, because for this to happen they would need to replace the bag sorter as well and they are pretty expensive.
This view for refactoring and how long software lives was completely new to me, back then in 2014 I was 20 years old. The software I worked on was 24 years old, my age now. So I worked on software that was older than me and with a compiler that was released when I entered school. So that was pretty weird and I really didn't like it. But it was a job and a job has to be done. That I didn't settle with the company might be obvious.
My next job was for a huge consulting company, they have around 15.000 employees and are one of the leading companies when it comes to network hardware consulting, but they are also pretty big in software. The work there felt like a cultural shock. I was pretty surprised that rather new software (6 years), yes that was new software for me at the time, got replaced by the team I worked in. But I did my job and it was pretty good to feel that you are a valuable developer and new ideas are not bad, they are what keeps the business going.
Another aspect that is important, usually you get paid how people in the industry you work in. Means logistic pays pretty bad, chemical and petrol industry pays extremely well. In general I made pretty good experience with the payment of consulting firms. But it really depends on the industry you work for.
Well that was the story of my first 2.5 years working, I hope it helps you.