When I saw it before, I was dismissive. After all, everyone has their own choices and ways to go. And for a long period of time, the teams I stayed in have been doing well, and they have gained a lot of what they want: their abilities have been greatly improved, they have ample room for personal development, and they have made some recognized achievements. Wages are even higher than housing prices.
Sometimes I ask myself, is this good enough? Am I really okay?
For a long time no one could answer this question. Until recently, due to various reasons, when I wanted to change jobs in a big factory to stabilize, I suffered a lot of dumb losses, and I gradually got the answer in my heart.
Briefly introduce my resume for your reference: I graduated as a graduate student in 2014, and went through three entrepreneurial Latest Mailing Database teams in 2018. The first two have disappeared in the tide of the Internet in 2015 and 2017, respectively. During this period, I was transferred from iOS development in the second company. Became a product manager, and currently (2018) has resigned from the third company.
Note: The third company is currently developing well, but it conflicts with the personal development plan.
So back to the question, I think I'm qualified to talk about it. Based on past experience, here are 7 reasons not to go, for your reference.
1. No results
Entrepreneurial teams survived nine deaths, and being able to survive until the IPO is comparable to winning the lottery. Let me show you the company financing situation I intercepted from Entrepreneur State:
Instead of the number of companies, the data shows the number of pages of companies currently in each round. Then, although there is no correlation between rounds, the corresponding ratio can also explain the approximate proportion of companies that can support each round.
Among them, except for Angels to A round, two-thirds of the teams will be directly screened out in each round after that. Unfortunately, my previous two companies died in both A and B rounds.
Once the previous company team goes bankrupt, the result is that all your work achievements will be submerged in the vast number of Internet products. Even because it is an early product, no one will notice it if it is not related to the industry. Maybe students who have just graduated and have just worked for a year or two will mainly look for skills and abilities when looking for a job, but they will gradually start to prefer work experience and work results as they go on. When communicating with the interviewer, I can only unilaterally explain, but I am unable to prove myself. The disappearance of this kind of work will gradually start to negate all your previous efforts, and even rise to the negation of ability.
Can you bear this result?
2. The team lacks experienced people
The scale of the entrepreneurial team is not large, so you may be the only person in some businesses, or even one person is responsible for multiple businesses. When a problem occurs, there is not even a suitable person who can discuss it; everyone has no experience, so discuss it You can only rely on your own intuitive feedback, not actual data and previous experience. Many other teams have stepped on the pit, and you may have to spend time stepping on it yourself.
In the end, if you try again and again, you will get a result that is meaningless in the face of time cost .
There are bound to be teams that boast that they have a bunch of former BATTMD factory employees, or they are big names in a certain field. Then briefly analyze, why these people don't stay in the good factories and want to come to the entrepreneurial team? In addition to the lack of money, political struggles, P6 can not be upgraded to P7, of course, there are gamblers who hope to come to the entrepreneurial team to give it a try. All of the above are far from the big bulls who really work with peace of mind. As for the company's own various big names, anyway, when the previous boss and colleagues introduced me to the new employees, they must be the development and product giants.