I have been working at CampusLIVE now for over a year and have noticed there are a lot of perks with working at a start up. Other than the fame, groupies, lack of dress code, VIP treatment at clubs and free stuff there are a lot of reasons why I see myself working at a start-up in the future. Here are just a few reasons why.
1. Team Camaraderie
The closeness of everyone within the company reminds me of when I used to play competitive sports. Everyone is selfless and willing to help you out. Everyone is also viewed as an equal from the interns all the way up to the CEO. The COO even gave me his chair when he saw that mine was a bit broken.
At a start up you can take on as much responsibility as you want. There is never a moment where you will not have work to do and I have been taking great advantage of this.
You get to learn the in’s and out’s of how to run a company and how efficient companies operate. I personally report to the COO, CEO and VP of marketing and have the opportunity to learn from all of them.
Working at a start-up is quite the roller coaster ride. Everyday presents new problems and successes so you never really know what to expect. I personally like not working on a rigid schedule as you have the freedom to attack problems in the manner you feel is best.
5. Work Hard, Play Hard
Even though at CampusLIVE we are probably working more hours vs a more traditional job we are rewarded with awesome company parties , unlimited paid vacation time/sick days and some fun things to do in office (foosball, ping pong, hamster (RIP Mr. Trump 2010-2012)).
These are just some of the reasons why I envision myself staying in the start-up sector for a long time to come. Can you think of any more reasons why someone would want to work at a start up?