Can’t decide if you want to be employee #8 at a startup or employee #800 at a larger company?

A 🧵 on how to decide if working at a startup is right for you.
What matters most to you- advancement or stability? Startups give you the ability to grow fast and attain skills that would take 3x as long at a large company. If you want to move into a senior role quickly, startups are the way to go.
Do you want to have a specialized role or have an opportunity to work on a blend of different things? At a large company your position is more defined. While it allows for predictability, it can also become boring over time.
High risk high reward? Often people join startups because their stock/equity means much more than going to a bigger company. That being said, the startup could close up shop before they even cash out/ but if it doesn’t it could be the pay off of a life time.💰💰
Technology and product. Want to work on the latest and greatest? Startups are the way to go, they don’t have as much red tape as large companies so it’s easier to implement and try new things (versus waiting years).
Your personality. This is by far the most important thing on the list as I’m a big believer there are certain personality types that do better at startups than not. If you’re a quick learner, can work autonomously, and don’t need a ton of structure, a startup may be a good fit!
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