Why Working For a Big Company? Why Not Startups?
The word “Startup” seemingly opens the floodgates to a series of images depicting the glamorous lives of software developers riding around in their fancy scooters and meeting up in swimming pools. It may seem a bit exaggerated, but the glitzy startup culture does seem to have gotten one over the understandably dull work culture of a run of a mill corporation. But does it have enough to render the question “Why work for big companies?” into a debatable one?
You find yourself in a unique atmosphere
Besides the usual load of fun and frolicking, startups Life are the breeding place for creativity and innovation. You are constantly in the company of the men who are the very definition of out-of-the-box thinking, who have gone the extra mile in their quest to challenge normally. Startups offer a stimulated workspace for good software developers, where you are continuously challenged for alternate solutions to a problem.
Startups are the cradle of learning
Working at a Startup is the first word of not being in your comfort zone. You are hired for your skills but what comes next is strictly out of your job description. You are expected to lend a hand everywhere, so there is no dearth of learning opportunities and growth.
You are given a long leash
Employees enjoy the freedom of working without supervision and in their own timings. Opportunities to express your skills are aplenty and the fact that even a small innovation does not pass without due credit gives you the motivation to progress. In the same breath, you are expected to make smart decisions, work hard and take ownership.
You are gently pushed into the innovation expressway
Startups grow fast and so do its employees. They have the license to go all in on innovation with no margin for slacking. The pressure is there to break new grounds but so is a kind of dynamic energy that drives you. Not to leave out the perks, a swift career growth, the possibility of holding company shares in the long run and undeniable job satisfaction, the onus is on the employees to shift gears and join the innovation bandwagon.
While the question of job security, salary and workload still linger as potential deal breakers, it is safe to say that the benefits outweigh the negatives. So still thinking of big companies?
Author: Sanjana Murali
I write about Customer Success, Videos in Education, Optimization & Marketing. When the ‘creative’ muse turns down on me, you can find me with a book.