Discussion on: Do you prefer startup or corporate life?

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Periklis Gkolias

I have done both and found value to both. The experience varies from company to company and person to person.

Though I believe the two things that stand up are:

  • In startups, you have more say and an exponential rate of learning, as you have more responsibilities in your day-to-day than an average big corp employee that has the same level of experience with you.
  • In corporate life, things are more predictable if you "just do your job and do it well". Politics exist, but if you dont get actively involved to dirty tricks (but still use common sense) or you are not extremely ambitious to be considered a threat, usually you can have set the foundation for a relatively quiet life (well, yes, this depends on many factors).