Startup vs established company

John Hancock bvgiobgfj
Dec 12, 2018 6 Comments

which one would you choose and why -
1) Startup - TC 200 k . Known domain but I will be responsible to integrate the module with the main product . Risk of being unsuccessful and hence getting fired .
2) established company - TC 145k . new domain but I will be able to ramp up quickly. Good stability in-terms of job and visa sponsorship.
Grad student with 1 year experience.


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  • I am in a similar dilemma but TC order is reversed. I feel like younger people should take some risk. I am in 30s and worried about losing money. Visa/immigration status is definitely something you need to consider strongly though. It is always better to be secure on that side before taking a risk.
    Dec 12, 2018 2
    • Honeywell jiraffe
      What about recent grads who have no savings and a fair load of debt? Honestly I donโ€™t think I could make it a couple months without work although that should change over time
      Dec 12, 2018
    • Recent grads or those who live by the paycheck and have debt should of course stay on safe side and tread carefully. Take risks if you have at least 6 month salary saved and no debt to pay. But probably a lot depends on your aptitude and abilities. I just meant younger people generally have lesser responsibilities so a more risk appetite. All this is general knowledge anyways. I am not saying anything new.
      Dec 12, 2018
  • RingCentral / Eng

    RingCentral Eng

    Yahoo, Oath
    One life to live!
    Startup because Darr ke aage jeet hai( Victory is beyond fear)
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Lyft crossfire
    If you can afford the risk, startup. Higher TC, more learning in the earlier years helps. You can keep interviewing periodically to reduce risk.
    Dec 12, 2018 0
  • Howโ€™s the term life insurance from John Hancock?
    Dec 12, 2018 0


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