Working in a big company is much better than starting a startup

editor’s note: the author of this article Ross Williamson. In this paper, with the previous 36 krypton compiled an article "calculations, in fact, go to the big company to work more money than entrepreneurship!" belong to the same series, comparative analysis of advantages and disadvantages to work and work in start-up companies in the big company.

in northern California, you often receive a "strange" call. Usually this is a call from the recruiter who wants to persuade you to join their startup because they feel that their company is special and unique. If you accept their offer, you will have the following benefits:

When you join a company like

, your salary is only about half the market salary, you will have a certain stake in the company, but most of the time the equity is worthless. You may feel very happy because you are engaged in "important things", which is very interesting, and not in other places can do such a thing.

if you are especially lucky, the recruiter will allow you to join the "contract workers" role, there is no equity, no protection. That sounds like a good idea. Everyone is doing it. If you want to win in the frenzy of entrepreneurship, everyone knows you have to live in Silicon Valley.

you have to integrate into the company before two weeks to develop excellent corporate culture, because before creating company culture proved to be a failure, you need to collaborate with colleagues, they are focused on the same goal, they are very busy to ignore its.

this craze is a self reinforcing process. Media constantly exaggerate success, cover up failure. Northern California is admired by the rest of the world, and other countries and regions are trying to have their own version of the craze.

it’s so popular that it even has its own TV show. The whole thing is a satire. In addition to satire, Dan Luu wrote an article comparing the economic returns of startups and large companies.

‘s article points out that startups can make you rich and wrong. I’ve written a lot of stories before, so I agree with Dan. But why do more and more engineers fail to realize that being an employee of an entrepreneurial company usually means that it is impossible to achieve economic independence.

I think: Silicon Valley is shrouded in a frenzy of air. I have countless friends fall into this trap, including myself.

founder of the company is the only thing that can be said, even so, your probability of success is still much lower than the probability that you think.

2 and a half years ago I left Google to start a business. I remember reading an article about TechCrunch before I left, and I realized that I only read the success stories, and I didn’t pay attention to entrepreneurs who are struggling or failing.