Believe it or not this is one of the biggest questions/conversations I have and have had for years. So I will make it simple for you….
This is a list of the views and comments I have received in the last 5 years. I must say they might not all happen but this will give you a good guide when making a decision.
Pros and Cons of working for a Start-Up/New company venture
|Potential benefits of a Start-Up||Potential negatives of a Start-up|
|You can genuinely influence decisions||Can lack employment security|
|You will work on new technology||Potential pressure to develop/sell|
|You will work in a culture buoyed by energy, stress and innovation||Fewer employee benefits|
|Remuneration packages are generally higher||Higher turnover of staff|
|You are more likely to get equity/options||Different management styles|
|More relaxed and creative working environment/office||Smaller offices|
|Opportunities to win industry awards||Unlikely to be car parking facilities|
|There will be less rigid management styles||Can be long hours of work|
|Tend to gain the interest of risk-takers in personality||Can be chaotic/disorganised|
|Office design/layout based on innovation/creativity||Potentially lack of career plans in the early days|
|Potential to work at an incubator, great for sharing/collaborating||Minimal information on forums/Glassdoor|
Pros and Cons of a Corporate/SME
|Potential benefits of a larger organisation||Potential negatives of a larger organisation|
|Greater resources||Potential pay bands limiting sharp salary increases|
|Corporate structure||Workforce bureaucracy|
|Personal Development plans & training opportunities||Potentially less agile and innovative|
|Larger teams – a greater chance for development/learning||Potentially harder to show true value compared to others – you become a number|
|Diverse cultures||Potentially more risk-averse|
|Flexible employment benefits||Rigid policies/procedures to follow|
|Larger pots of money for innovation/technology||Harder to get decisions made|
Sadler Recruitment Ltd is fortunate to work with a number of startups and larger SMEs/organisations.
If you would like to hear about the opportunities we have please contact us today.
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