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Asked on 23 Sep 2020

Any advice for someone working in a startup? Long hours, fast paced, feel like at some points compromising on work life balance, not sure if I can hold out long term...?

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Cam

Level 4. Prodigy

Updated on 24 Sep 2020

Working in a startup, it means brand new business, the unknownpath has to figure out, more work effort and discoveries are needed as compared to an established company that has system , which gives smaller room to disagree and make improvements on.

Yes the effort and time put in startup companies can be quite alot. No pain no gain. With the effort and time that you put into your work ,may bring to you great discovery and breakthrough in your career, giving you the experience and sharpening of your skills, which makes gives you an edge to climb up the corporate leader in the startup entity itself or even career jump to bigger and establish corporations.

End day , you will need to consider what's your career goals you want to achieve, and what makes you passionate in your work. With the passion, it can helps us to pull through the toughest part to endure in our endeavours. If you do not find passion in your work you might want to consider your career options

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Working in a startup is kind of being in the situation above. You tend to stay in the valley of disappointment for a prolonged period of time. The effort we put in is high, but the results are not linear until it reaches a stage of exponential growth. You need to map out your trajectory in the start-up and see if there is potential. If you believe in the start-up goal, the growth will come much later. If you do not and want linear growth, the chart will tend to be a mirror from my experience.

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Daniel Kok

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Answered on 25 Sep 2020

Always think back on why you join the company.

the good part about Being in a start up gives you access to the business where big MNCs won't be able to.

your exposure might be a lot more comparing to a more structured background.

if the environment Isn't toxic, hang in there for a couple of years to learn what you can before you start to lookout. :)

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