Working at a startup usually means you’re part of a small team. Check out the perks of working at a startup, coming right out of the horse’s mouth!
- F – Fluidity | A – Adaptability | V – Versatility
You become adept to picking up work outside your ‘KRA’. You’re a versatile employee. This is an added advantage when you shift to the next organization (not necessarily a startup). Adjusting and adapting to situations becomes not-such-a-big-deal. More important than any other benefit of working at a startup, is the realization that hard work, creative thinking, and tenacity are worth a whole lot.
You become an expert at multitasking. At a start-up, you are never stuck with a single task. You always branch out into other areas, without asking for it. Working at a startup allows you to try on different shoes; even the ones you didn’t think you would ever like, but find out that you do.
- On-the-job training, without being a trainee or intern
The kind of experience you will gain at a start-up is unmatchable to the experience gathered elsewhere. You learn on-the-job, first-hand, and you keep learning new things with every passing day. What’s the best part? You get paid. Yes, you’re not a trainee or an intern, yet you get to learn everything from scratch from the experts.
- Freedom of space & devoid of hierarchy
I am my boss is the attitude you tend to have while working at a startup. The so-called system of ‘hierarchy’ works horizontally. You get plenty of freedom to apply your logic and inputs toward something, rather than just doing what The Boss says.
- You learn to take ownership
Since you’re the sole person responsible for a certain task, you learn to take up responsibility for it. You have
Yes, it’s not a typical 9-5 job. Yes, you might also have to work on certain Sundays, if required. Yes, TGIF doesn’t apply to your life. But the perks of working with a startup can be understood only when you already HAVE worked with a startup.