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!

  1. 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.
  2. Multitask
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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