What is it like to work at a big company?

07 Apr 2005

Rich Sloan

Rich Sloan is chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation and host of StartupNation podcasts. He is also co-author of the acclaimed how-to book, StartupNation: America's Leading Entrepreneurial Experts Reveal the Secrets to Building a Blockbuster Business. Rich encourages you to make a comment under his blog posts or send him a personal message at member nickname, "Rich," here at StartupNation.

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We’re serious. What is it like working at a big company? To us, it isn’t even a possibility. We can’t imagine working in the ranks of a large company where we’d have no skin in the game or influence on the ultimate outcome of the business. Each of the people who work at our company DO have a big influence on whether our company soars to new heights or not. They know it. They feel it. And they LOVE it.

So, what is the allure of working at a big company? Is it the perks? The benefits? Is it not having the pressure of the fate of the company on your shoulders?

And if you’ve left the corporate world behind and become an entrepreneur (or vice versa), can you tell us what the differences are?