Startup culture is taking off in many cities across the country. Especially prevalent in the IT industry, startups provide individuals with outstanding opportunities to showcase their talent to the world. Although big MNCs are great to work for, startups come with a bundle of advantages too. Since I am working for one, I will be able to tell you guys out of the experience. Read on to find out more.
1. Flexible work times
Startups are very flexible when it comes to most things. There is usually no clock in hours at a startup. People can come at any appropriate time and start working. Also, if you’re done with work early on some days, you do not have to stay back and wait for your time to pass. You can sign off and leave, unlike most MNCs where you do not have that opportunity.
2. No dress code
So, a lot of us have the impression that going to work involves dressing yourself up in formals pants and tightly ironed shirts every morning. Boring right? Not anymore. Most startups I have come across have the policy of no dress code. Of course you are expected to dress appropriately, but comfortable at the same time. So, do not throw away your favorite ripped jeans, or the round neck band t-shirts you own or your funky shoes and accessories. Some companies are so flexible that even shorts are a thumbs up for them.
3.Use your own laptop
It is exhilarating to know you can use your own laptop to work at office, right? Startups provide you with that opportunity too. You know your gadgets better and hence it is easy to setup new software on, that. Also, your playlist is intact and you can listen to your favorite music while working too. In case you want to continue work from home, you can do that as well because all your work is saved on your laptop and you can resume at any time you want.
4. Play different roles
Since a startup is usually a small company, you get to slip into various shoes and experience roles of different people in the organization. This way you get to work in a versatile environment that will help you visualize which exact field you want to grow in. Many a time, this helps individuals and students experience their dream roles and decide if they are interested in it or not. If they are not, they can always try out something new without a lot of damage.
5.Pitch in ideas
Everyone in the company plays vital roles, and hence, most bosses accept ideas thrown in by anyone. This provides for excellent opportunities to grow especially for budding employees. You can also have one on one meetings with CEOs, CTOs and other people who hold high positions and discuss how you want to take the company forward. Ultimately, it will be their call, but at least, you will come across as someone who is taking a sheer interest in the company’s welfare.
All the aspiring students in colleges and universities who have entrepreneurial dreams should work for startups to learn and observe their different strategies, skills, and attitude. This will also make you technically sound, and you will also be able to put your theoretical knowledge into practical use.
Author: Biz Think Tank
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