We have listied down some factors on which Choice depends. You can attach weightage to the factors and do a DAR.
If you want stability and job security over anything else, then join Service . Service wins
Learning opportunities will definitely be higher in service vs startup, you will be able to learn and be exposed right from inception till end of the project. Startup wins
Stay in service for around 3–4 years and most likely you would get onsite opportunities. Service wins
As a fresher, chances are that salary will be higher in service . Service wins
You might get stock options in startup and if it turn’s out to be a success story, you will be rich but the Probability quite low. In service company you will be able to enjoy healthcare benefits, insurance, paid leaves, free health checkups and many more. It’s a Tie
Work life balance
Forget about it in the startup. Service wins
You will wear many hats, will be pushed and prioritized which might piss you off but in the longer term, will help. Startup wins
No 1 company with market capitalization needs no introduction. Service wins
Most of the projects in service companies run on legacy stack, Startup should definitely have cutting edge and emerging technologies. Startup wins
Professional growth (in 5 years)
Startup will teach you in every aspects and the more you will be beaten up, the more you will shine. Without a doubt you will be far superior in technical skills, soft skills, client communication, stakeholder management etc than your service company counterparts. If you switch companies, you will be able to attract a much higher salary than service company counterpart. Startup wins
You might be working on a smaller piece of the entire product or life cycle in service company and have no clue how it gels with other components. Being in startup, you will be able to see the product right from inception till end on development, will also see deployment, support etc. Startup wins
Product Vs Service
Chances are low that you will get to work with limited products which service company has, Startup is all about products. Experience and exposure which you get while working in product based companies is not even comparable with services based companies. Startup wins
- TCS – 5
- Startup – 6
- Tie – 1
Add weight to the the factor and calculate what your score comes to.
Comment if you want any other factor to be added up which i missed out.
No company which you join will be your last, Switch when you feel is time.