Orthopedics Engineers – 7 real benefits of working at a startup.
You will gain experience 3X faster. You will be pushed outside your comfort zone and your projects will be completed faster. Also you will become exposed to functions and areas of the business that are “off-limits” inside a big company.
You will be given new opportunities and responsibilities much faster than inside a big company where you have to get in line for years “to be ready” for more responsibility.
You will work on innovative technology. Startups are lead by entrepreneurs who have a different kind of mindset. They enjoy challenging the status quo. You will have the opportunity to learn from these innovators every day. Believe me, it rubs off on you.
You will “own” work and you will make a difference every day. You matter. You will affect the success of the company. This is very satisfying and may be the #1 benefit of working inside a startup. And financially, you will actually “own” part of the company.
You will know what is going on in the company in real time. This transparency is very motivating. You get great praise for good work and you try like hell to eliminate mistakes in order to avoid disappointing your colleagues.
If your startup succeeds (acquired, IPO or hyper-growth) then you are a rockstar. You will likely have a financial windfall and you will forever be associated with a winner. You can choose your next career move on your own terms.
7. Little Downside
Working in a startup, you get to do the work that you enjoy for long hours, and you have the potential to make LOTS of money. If the startup doesn’t make a zillion dollars, you gained valuable experience that will pay dividends your whole life. In short, experience has shown there is really NO downside to the startup experience.
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