Working at a startup vs. working at a large, established company: what to expect

The ups. The downs. The importance of Googling your way to victory.

So, what even is a startup?

How is working for a startup different from working for a more established organization?

Your responsibilities will change more frequently

You’ll need to solve problems on your own

You’ll have the opportunity to experiment

You probably won’t be managed super closely

So, what do startup employees actually do all day?

Don’t you have to know how to code to work at a startup?

You do not have to know how to code to be an integral part of a startup.

If you work for a startup instead of a large corporation, how will that impact your career down the line?

Still have questions about the ins and outs of startup life? Let us know in the comments!

Learn more about startup careers at ventureforamerica.org.

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Venture For America's field guide to working in startups and maybe even founding one of your own

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Venture For America's field guide to working in startups and maybe even founding one of your own