Current job opportunities are broader, you have a great opportunity to find work and choose the type of work that exists. Of course to take advantage of this increasingly broad employment opportunity you must equip yourself with other supporting factors, such as having an attractive LinkedIn profile or foreign language skills.
Even though the employment opportunities are getting bigger, people usually still consider what kind of work to look for. Some time ago we talked about it, in fact it is better if you are looking for work in a place that can make you more able to develop, can provide job satisfaction, and other factors. The question is about which company can you get the opportunity? In recent years, Indonesia has been filled with startup buzz, which is seen starting to become a competing fighter against the big companies that have been operating for a long time. What kind of company can help you reach your target of success? Startup or big companies? In order not to be full of doubt, let’s look at the following article.
Working at Startup or Big Companies?
As reported by Techinasia, quoting Paul Graham, startup is a company that is designed to develop rapidly. Some well-known startups in Indonesia, for example Gojek, Tokopedia, Traveloka, Berry Kitchen, etc. This type of business is often glimpsed by young people, no wonder because usually it contains technology, and many fresh ideas that have never been thought of before.
Great Role in Building a Company
Employees who work at startup have a role in building the company so that it can progress and compete with other companies. To achieve the success of a startup, high dedication is required, the success of a startup cannot be felt immediately in the blink of an eye. An employee must be patient and take part in building the success of the startup where he works. Of course this is not suitable for those who prefer to work in a company whose success has been recognized.
Work and Learn Many Things in Fast Time
Employees who work at startup are generally filled with young people with ideas that are fresher and have skills in using the internet and the latest technology. Generally they are accustomed to finding out everything through the internet and work faster. Not infrequently employees are required to learn a lot of things at one time , even the learning process is done when practicing the project being done. Regardless of the learning process, employees who work at a startup must also be familiar with the fast decision-making process. Therefore, it is necessary to have a fixed and responsive nature in working and responding to problems.
Get to know all employees and easily exchange thoughts with the CEO
The number of employees who usually make the work atmosphere at startup closer to each other and depend on each other. Usually the teams at startup have better cooperation because they are often involved together. They are used to building things from scratch, and together face problems so that the company stays up and moving forward in the next few years. Everyone who works in a startup has a big stake in advancing the company. In addition, due to the proximity of each other, employees who work at startup tend to be easier to exchange ideas and voice opinions between the first division and other divisions, as well as between employees and CEOs of the company.
The success rate of Indonesian digital startups is still quite low
Apart from that, there are still other factors that are taken into account if you want to work at a startup. Given the age that is often young, the startup success rate is usually still in doubt. Based on information reported by Okezone , Deputy Deputy Deputy for Infrastructure of the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), Hari Sungkari, stated that the success rate of digital startups in Indonesia is still considered quite low. In addition, he added that for the global scale, a startup’s failure rate is still around 90 percent high, the same value applies in Indonesia. This factor might be a consideration for someone who is still hesitant to work in a startup.
Working at Big Companies
Unlike working at a startup, of course big companies provide more certainty factors that tend to be higher. Investors and the business realm run by the company are clearer and more targeted.
Tends to Maintain and Develop the Company
Employees who enter and work in big companies often focus more on maintaining and developing the company. They don’t need to bother building from below. Corporate culture and SOPs are also clear, different from a startup that really builds everything from scratch. Employees already know exactly what is the purpose of the company and how it is done to achieve it.
Focus on One Job Description
If you are the type of person who prefers to focus on just one thing, then working at big companies is the right decision. Companies like this are more happy if you are really good at just one field. You don’t need to be a multi-tasking person like those who work at startup. Descriptions of your work are also clear and demands to be able to work and learn other things that are opposite to your ability are also relatively lower.
Not Sure to Know Cross Division and CEO
The high number of employees at big companies, makes between divisions and other divisions often not too familiar. The process of exchanging ideas is also done more with fellow divisions. Do not expect to exchange ideas with the CEO of the company, meet not necessarily often. The high strata contained in the company makes a considerable distance between superiors and subordinates. So, employees only need to do what has been given. However, employees can still exchange ideas with others or their immediate supervisor.
Decision Making Process Entangled in Bureaucracy
Unlike startups whose decision-making process is very fast, working in big companies requires bureaucracy that tends to be more complicated. Every decision taken must go through the approval of the boss and often must be approved across the relevant divisions. You must really consider the steps taken, and the process of getting approval can take longer. This difference is certainly quite striking considering that often employees also have to be brave enough to make decisions at a startup.
So, where is it better to work?
After looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each, you can look back on what fits your abilities and characteristics. Actually both types of companies share the opportunity to give you job satisfaction and opportunities to develop yourself. However, do not let the wrong choice because if you feel unsuitable then you will be more difficult to develop and adapt to the culture of each company. For example, if you are the type of person who prefers to think out-of-the box, likes to work fast, and is willing to learn many things at the same time, then working at a startup is the right choice.
On the other hand, if you prefer to work focused on the skills that you have, live in clear and structured company rules and SOPs, then working at big companies is the right answer. Of course working at big companies is more suitable for those of you who prefer certainty, because the risk of failure of big companies is clearly smaller than a startup that has to face many possibilities for failure every day. Again, adjust the type of company with personality, style of work, and your needs so you can adapt quickly and achieve success in accordance with what you have targeted.