When it comes to choosing the right job for oneself it depends on a lot of factors like one’s preferences and the ability to be able to handle stress and risk of job security. Be it a big name or a startup which has very recently taken a plunge there would be the opportunity to learn and grow everywhere. There are a few points that need to be considered while making a decision for oneself. And since we know when you are just out fresh from the college or jumping into the first job the decision becomes even more difficult. So we are here to get you through some of the key points that you might want to know before making the big decision of your life:
Responsibility and accountability
When you are working in a big brand as a fresher definitely there would be a lot of people to train and share your responsibility and you would be given much time to learn and get into the proper workflow. But in a startup where the workforce is comparatively less, there is a lot of responsibility on each and every employee and thus everyone is bound to be answerable if something goes wrong. So if you are ready to not complain about the excessive work hours and a lot of good learning experience startup can be your thing. But if you are someone who is looking for a work-life balance you should opt for an established brand.
When working with a big brand there would be a group of people in a team who would work together for the completion of a task. As a fresher, your work would go through multiple channels of review before it actually goes to production. So there is a lot of scope of handling errors and managing risks. However in a startup very few or sometimes no one would be there to help you out. You are the decision-maker and you are the executor. So the chances of risk and failure increase. But in the end, you will get a lot of opportunities to learn and grow too.
With big companies, you will take years and years to reach a certain level in the hierarchy because the promotion and hike would follow certain rules. With startup, all the opportunities come down to your input. So the chances of getting into a better place are higher if you are putting your best effort. Also with the big brands, you can feel lost at times among so many people doing similar work. With startup, your work would always be recognized.
More the number of people more are the chances of getting into controversies and blame game. With big brands, there ought to thousands of people with different ideas and stories. Be smart enough to know when and where to react otherwise office politics can get you in difficult position. With startup even though the politics would be there but the chances stand a bit less than that of bigger companies.
Choosing the first company is a very important step for someone who is starting out with their corporate journey. Analyze and think through based on your skills, requirements, and preferences. Make sure that you choose your dream job that adds up to your life.
From India, New Delhi
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