I've never worked at a start-up, but I have studied their culture and work ethic before at University. The corporation I work for at the moment is huge and because of that, changing direction is like trying to move an oil tanker. It takes a lot of effort and no mistakes can be made. That being said, I know I'm protected down to the letter of the law here for anything employment related.
But I have to adhere to stringent rules, there's no flexibility and the higher-ups have an incredibly old mindset.
I would have thought a combination of the both would work quite well. The financial stability and management of a corp, but with the social welfare and perks of a start-up. But corps hate spending money.
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