The Pulse #63: Working at a Startup vs in Big Tech
Also: are we about to see a spike in startup shutdowns; and is downlevelling becoming more common across Big Tech?
Today's topics are:
Industry pulse. A roundup of recent events, with commentary.
In the trenches: working at a startup vs at Big Tech. A software engineer I worked in the same team with at Uber for 4 years, has gone back-and-forth between startups and large companies. Willem Spruijt shares the good, the bad and the ugly, about both environments.
Are we about to see a spike in startup shutdowns? I’ve gathered evidence which suggests startup shutdowns are on the rise, and plenty of infra and developer tooling startups are also in deep trouble.
Is down-leveling back in Big Tech? In 2021, upleveling was common across all of Big Tech. This is no longer the case, and job market dynamics are likely to make down-leveling more common.