S01:E13- Startup vs Corporate Career Paths

Building in the Wild, a Full Send Finance podcast hosted by Roman Villard, CPA and Stacey Feldman, CPA. Today they hit on reasons why they're passionate about working with startups and the difference in career journeys.


December 1, 2023

Roman, CPA

S01:E13 Highlights:

Startup vs Corporate: Comparing Work Experiences and Evaluating Opportunities

In this discussion, Stacey Feldman and Roman Villard explore the differences between working in a startup and a larger corporation, focusing on the advantages of each as well as the challenges. They discuss the pace and nature of learning in both environments, the impact one can have in a startup, and how a smaller team heavily influences the work culture. They also touch on the importance of understanding business dynamics within a startup, the concept of 'doing work that matters', and the influence a worker can have on company culture. Furthermore, they provide advice on evaluating opportunities in both types of companies, emphasizing the importance of due diligence and reaching out to people to understand their experiences.

00:00 Introduction

00:00 Learning from Younger Generations

00:53 The Importance of Cultivating a Positive Culture

01:33 Personal Experience in the Startup World

02:37 The Benefits of Working for a Startup

05:30 The Risks and Rewards of Startup Work

07:20 The Role of a Startup Employee

08:40 The Growth of PopSockets

09:16 The Reality of Startup Equity

11:46 The Importance of Lifelong Learning

18:05 The Impact of Each Employee in a Startup

22:11 The Importance of Values in a Startup

25:50 The Balance Between Doers and Reviewers in a Startup

28:33 Advice for Those Looking to Join a Startup

33:06 Conclusion

Roman Villard, CPA: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rdvcpa
Stacey Feldman, CPA: https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceyfeldmancpa

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gofullsend


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