Pros and cons of joining a Fast Growth Tech start-up

There are several pros and cons of joining a tech start-up. Whether you’re looking for seed funding or you’ve gone past rounds A, B and C… Money, security and work-life balance are always among the top 3 motivators for full-time employees. Combine those with career opportunities and an amazing leadership team, and you’ll cover most reasons why someone will (or won’t) join your Fast Growth Tech start-up.

Pros

Cons

Amazing learning curve

It’s not secure enough

Unique experience

Not a great work/life balance at a start-up

Innovative culture

No processes are in place

Flexible perks

There is no internal support

Bigger job satisfaction

Earnings are reduced

Impact is rewarded

So much work!

Opportunity to grow

Things don’t get done

 

Amazing learning curve

What will take a year in some tech companies will take an hour in others. In a tech start-up, you must wear many hats and be knowledgeable on many areas. Sales people become more technical, technical employees become more financial, financial hires become marketers. Everyone works closely together and the rate at which you take on new information is astounding. Check out this blog series from Jan Maat, co-founder of DataFox.

Rare experience

It’s not often do you get the chance to work at a tech company at its infancy. CEOs can be tough to reach in large companies as an employee, let alone if you are selling to them. At a start-up tech business, you are working daily with the most passionate, driven and determined professional you’re ever likely to meet. Learn from CEOs because the opportunity mat never arise again.

Innovative culture

Start-ups must grow quickly or else it is likely they will fail. You have the freedom and flexibility to show off your innovative ideas and introduce new concepts. Fast Growth Tech companies are a captive audience. Board members learn and adapt quickly, so if you are in a business that is always looking to improve, you are in the right place.

Flexible perks

As the culture and experience is different to that of an established tech business, you have a variety of perks that will keep you engaged as your career progresses.

  • Working from home
  • Hours to suit you
  • Exercise when you want
  • Learning from other coworking tech companies at WeWork or TechHub

Bigger job satisfaction

When you’re part of a team that has created technology from scratch, it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s like raising a child. We know this as Org 3D has grown from an embryonic recruitment business in the UK, to working with Fast Growth Tech companies on every continent. The satisfaction achieved from winning is much greater when you are part of a small-knit team as opposed to “a number” in a workforce of 2,500+.

Impact is rewarded

To quadruple your revenue in one year is much more achievable to accomplish (and seemingly more impressive) at the start. We understand it’s very tough! However if you are a driving force of sales, like the CRO, your impact on growth will be tremendous. With tremendous, comes rewards.

Opportunity to grow

There are more career options available at a start-up tech company than you think. If you prove yourself early enough, of course. You will have the option to create your own team, start a new venture, try something completely new. You can create your own career path, rather than having one forced upon you.

 

We’ve covered the Cons in a separate article, but we’ll always be interested in hearing your experiences of working for a start-up tech company. Comment below or send a message to [email protected]