Should I work for a startup? Reasons why you should work for a startup

Aoife Geary
Aoife Geary

Aoife Geary

Aoife Geary is an Irish journalist specialising in the areas of Workplace Culture, Diversity, Startups and Digital Trends. She’s fond of a burrito and even more fond of a bad pun. Aoife works with tech companies to build their brand and engage talent through storytelling.

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If you are seeking a new job opportunity that's got room for career development, a startup might just be the best place for you.

Although the starting salary may not be the most appealing, there are a range of common perks at startups, too, like a more relaxed culture, flexible working, and the occasional free lunches.

Anyone who has worked at a startup will tell you it’s not for everyone. It takes a certain type of character to flourish in the environment. You need to be independent, adaptable and a quick learner. If you’re the type of person who looks for stability and process   a more structured 9-5, say - then it’s probably not the place for you.

That said, there’s great value in working in such a high-growth environment that goes beyond adding experience to your CV. For tech talent such as engineers, developers and product managers the startup environment provides the perfect conditions to grow both your technical ability and those all important soft skills.

Additional reporting by Hannah Williams

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