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    MNC Or A Startup, What Would You Choose?

    By Aniket Pande
    21 Jan'23  4 min read
    MNC Or A Startup, What Would You Choose?
    Synopsis

    New generation freshers entering the job market have a lot more choices today. Students who aspire to enter the corporate world have two main choices, an MNC and a startup. Both options have their pros and cons and it is important to know them before you make the decision. So keep reading to know more about how it is to work at an MNC and a young startup.

    MNC Or A Startup, What Would You Choose?
    Synopsis

    New generation freshers entering the job market have a lot more choices today. Students who aspire to enter the corporate world have two main choices, an MNC and a startup. Both options have their pros and cons and it is important to know them before you make the decision. So keep reading to know more about how it is to work at an MNC and a young startup.

    There is so much mystery around the lucrative corporate jobs and a revolutionary startup that makes it to the top. A successful startup has a chance of becoming a major player in the world economy but the struggle is real. The pros of choosing a multinational begin with getting associated with an already established brand that comes with a predefined role and offers better job security. You get to work in a diverse environment with people from different parts of the world and receive perks as well. But, the MNC work system requires you to be disciplined, adhere to the process, and have a fine understanding of the corporate culture.

    The pros of choosing a startup begin with a steep learning curve. You are expected to multi-task, employ all your knowledge and skills and learn in the process of realising the vision of your startup idea. Even startups pay their employees good salaries, but job security totally depends on the success of the venture. You are expected to work, learn and grow in a competitive environment and most of the time, you’ll have to figure your way out by yourself.

    For young graduates who are ready to make their mark, it is important to understand the work environment of an MNC and a young startup to know what suits them the best. Careers360 spoke to professionals from an MNC and from a startup to understand the work cultures of both, and this is what they had to share.

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    Anukaran Arora, BrandMuscle

    I am 25 years old and have completed a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University and a MBA from New Delhi Institute of Management. I joined Brandmuscle last year and before that, I worked with Jubilant Foodworks.

    I like working with big and established companies as it gives me the opportunity to explore and understand the corporate world. To be honest, corporates are pretty demanding. You always have to be your best and prove yourself in a competitive environment which others are also trying to get their hands on.

    When I joined BrandMuscle as a new joinee, I had to start with the basics, get to know about the process, decorum and the way the company works. I was assigned a manager and a team who guided me through all the processes.

    It took me a few months to understand the new surroundings and work culture. It was quite similar to my previous job experiences.

    It takes time and things start to fall into place when you know your job role in detail. There’s always a team to clear your doubts, but you also have to be on your toes. It is essential that you’re focused and grasp new things taught to you. You also need to know your field well and exercise your professional skills.

    I have a night shift and get a pick up from work at 7:00 pm and a drop back at 4:30 am. My office is in Noida and I get paid a fine salary. I like the benefits and incentives that I get, it just helps me deliver my best. My managers also give extra credits in case they appreciate my work in any way. You can use the credits as cash.

    I recommend an MNC to you if you wish to work in a competitive environment that offers numerous benefits and you’re ready to work for it.

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    Shubham Bhisht, Himalayan Educators

    I am 25 years old and have completed my Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS) from Chandigarh University and I’m currently pursuing my Masters of Tourism Studies (MTS) from the same university. I joined Himalayan Educator, an entry-level startup in the travel sector in January 2022 and worked with them for a year.

    It was my second experience with a travel startup and a good one. I joined in the month of January and that means a lot of snow. Himalayan Educators organised trekking, camping, jeep safaris, skiing, snowboarding and other activities in Manali, Ladakh and Spiti regions and the startup was based out of Manali.

    It was a small team of seven people and I chose them to work closely in the field of adventure tourism to sharpen my skills as a trek leader. I had other responsibilities such as managing the clients and clicking good pictures of the experiences offered by us so that we could use them for marketing.

    It was an overwhelming experience to work with a young startup. All of us worked very hard in challenging weather conditions. I remember being stuck in a knee-deep snowstorm with four clients and a couple of team members. These are the testing times and I had to manage everything efficiently and we did.

    There is so much going on in a startup. Apart from defined job responsibilities, you are also expected to perform other roles when required. There are no set timings, sometimes I was in the field for 4 to 5 days straight and there were days of leisure when the weather went bad. We made good money during the holiday season.

    But the best thing about working in the young travel startup environment was the company of young and dynamic people ready to risk it all for their love of adventure. We used to have a lot of fun and there were times when we would take a break and chill.

    I recommend you join the startup ecosystem if you’re looking for something challenging and fun. You’ll meet people who are like you, daring and adventurous to make a mark. It is always worth a try.

    Reading about the experiences of Anukaran and Shubham we get a deep insight into the work cultures of an MNC and a startup environment. Choose an MNC if you wish to get exposure to diversity, make good money and are ready to work for all the benefits that you get. Join the startup ecosystem if you are eager to develop your own methods and work in a challenging environment that nurtures creativity.

    Both have their pros and cons and both will take you closer to unlocking your true potential and realising your dreams.

    Also Read: Why Is It Not A Good Idea To Lie On Your Resume?

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