The nice part about working for big companies is that you can be a part of massive product launches that makes real waves and get massive press coverage… and you didn’t even have to be there for the decades of work that led to it. You can join at the end for the “fun parts”.
This week we launched Push 3 at Ableton. I was only barely involved, but I was still able to participate in the excitement of releasing our new product to an audience that has been hungrily waiting for it for years.
This is not something you get when working for yourself, or for most startups. Or at least not without 100x the effort.
It’s also not a guarantee at large companies, but if you choose your company and team right, it’s a significant positive that makes many of the negatives of a large company worth it.