Working at StartUps vs Investment Banks

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  1. Queen B

    Queen B Silver Belt

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    Which do you prefer?

    Startups/Tech

    Pros
    Laid back culture
    Dress casually
    Free beer and shit
    Equity

    Cons
    Less name recognition/prestige
    Less pay than more corporate companies
    Crappy benefits/no 401k match
    Less room for growth



    Investment Banks/Corporate/Hedgefunds/etc

    Pros
    High prestige/recognition
    High pay
    Great benefits
    Safer career path

    Cons
    Uptight elitist atmosphere
    Have to wear a suit/tie
    Long hours
    Loss of identity
     
  2. grey poupon

    grey poupon Blue Belt

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    Whichever scores me the most punani
     
  3. Queen B

    Queen B Silver Belt

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    I think the happy medium is a large tech company like Facebook/Google/LinkedIn etc, but then you have to deal with all of those socially awkward Asian tech guys that just go home and keep to themselves
     
  4. FierceRedBelt

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    Just as many hours involved in a start up. I'd argue more in fact; and the whole, you know, actually having to have a skillset that you can apply without guidance and someone breathing down your neck to get it done and correctly.

    I'd take someone who was a key person through the first three years of a successful startup over the vast majority of company men who have 10 years experience. Especially on the engineering end.
     
  5. greygoose

    greygoose Brown Belt

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    Half your bullet points are so off or can just be applied to the other. You sound poor
     
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  6. Lubaolong

    Lubaolong A natural consequence of gamma radiation

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    Is the occupational prestige really that high? I would choose neither.
     
  7. Tycho Brah

    Tycho Brah You drink water, I drink anarchy Platinum Member

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    OP spent his first year on Sherdog making threads about his income from his parents' basement.

    Tl;dr: perceived prestige matters more to some than it does to others.
     
  8. Pwent

    Pwent Guest

    Weird to generalize startups since they can be anything the owner wants it to be
     
  9. Misfit23

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    I don't what startups you have worked at but I've interned at startups where they have unlimited vacation time, matching 401k, and generous health coverage. Wages also vary quite a bit. It really depends at what point you enter the startup. Hours are insane though if you are a developer.
     
  10. Queen B

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    Unlimited vacation time is probably just a ruse to get people to use less vacation days
     
  11. M3t4tr0n

    M3t4tr0n Sheriff of Sherfront

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  12. Oeshon

    Oeshon ช่างมันเถอะ

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    Removes liability / debt from the company. Then the culture forms against taking time off. It is the biggest scam in the world.

    I'd like to see someone working for a company with unlimited vacation see how far they can push it.
     
  13. Pied Piper

    Pied Piper Banned Banned

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    no one in the Bay Area says "tech" thats a term uneducated casuals use
     
  14. Queen B

    Queen B Silver Belt

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    What do they call it
     
  15. LatFlare

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    How is "less room for growth" a con of working at a startup? Isn't the whole point of a startup to grow the business? Growth potential is the the main reason to work at a business like that. You're a fkn idiot ts, enjoy working at mcdonalds the rest of your life, you lil bish.
     
  16. Queen B

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    McDonalds isnt even a job. Its a gig. Unless its Corporate/HQ
     
  17. LatFlare

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    Tell it to the deep fryer ya fgt
     

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