Imagine a situation where you are fresh out of college and have to choose between two job offers you have on the table. One is a high paying established corporate while the other is from a small startup which has just started out. The corporate job may seem a more attractive option but the startup job has its own benefits.
If you work for a startup chances are you will be a part of a small team. The chances are that no one else in that team would have the same skill set or thinking as you. Such a work environment means you will be an integral part of the team with greater responsibility on you than in a corporate. Such conditions would enable you to be more versatile and productive in your work.
The startup may not pay as much as the corporate but it will compensate that with the experience gained and the skills attained. Startups offer you multiple opportunities to utilize and accelerate your talents and knowledge. All this can ensure a powerful position in the business world meaning you would have much more to offer when you move on to a new job.
Greater Room for Creativity
Working with a startup gives you a chance to show your creative side by trying out new ideas that you might have. If you love experimenting and have a few ideas that you might want to try out then the startup gives you the right platform to do so. Such an opportunity to be creative is hard to come by in a big corporate which like to do things in a uniform manner.
Shaping the Company Culture
In startups you will find that you get to shape the work culture around you. Starting at a large company usually means that you will be stepping into a preset culture of customs and values. Being a part of a startup gives you a chance to shape the working philosophy of the company.
A Chance to Work with True Innovators
People who have the courage to start out their own company have a different mental and professional demeanor than those who work for someone else throughout their life. Entrepreneurs are problem solvers and true innovators. They have a mindset to come up with innovative solutions to each and every problem. Working for a startup gives you a chance to work closely with these innovators and learn from the best.
Recognition and Credit
Being a part of a big company sometimes means that you won’t get recognition for your work. Chances are one your seniors would end up stealing the credit you deserve. But in a startup such a situation is almost impossible. You will most likely get full credit for a job well done in a startup but at the same time your failures will also be fully recognized.
The experience you have at a startup and the skills you learn are sure to contribute to the success you have at your future jobs especially if you plan to start your own company.