What’s the main difference? Variety and commitment.
At a major corporation, you’re assigned to do one or two things. It can become tedious and boring. Also, you’re working with thousands of people, so there are a lot of channels to go through to implement something or make a change, and sometimes two departments aren’t even on the same page.
With a startup, you’re able to express your ideas, work for a cause, and interact with your co-workers. Also, you will be able to have a plethora of tasks to work on as opposed to just one, which creates more variety and entertainment when it comes to work.
From personal experience, it seems the opinion of a startup employee is much more valuable than that of one who works for a major corporation.
Originally posted on Quora.
Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.
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I worked at a startup in 2008. It failed. But man, was it exciting and wonderful while it lasted, for all of the reasons mentioned in your post!
Yes, startups are definitely a lot more fun!