Questions tagged [startup]

Questions relating to a company which is still in the beginning phases of growth

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How to include not-launched-startup experience in resume?

On June 2012, two of my friends (let's say john and smith) and I worked full time on building a mobile application from scratch. Long story short, john left the team in July, and smith and I did not ...
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How does vesting in equity generally work?

When I joined a start-up 8 months ago, I was offered a 2.5% equity along with a fixed remuneration. I trusted the founder and didn't bother to ask for equity docs. After 6 months, there were some ...
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How can I evaluate an offer of equity in a company?

The last few months at my company have made me worried. I work for a small software development company, there were 5 of us: 2 techy's, 2 developers and my boss. 1 tech left leaving me to cover her ...
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Doing a presentation to look more professional

I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but I couldn't find another stackexchange site to ask it. I am a computer engineering student that doesn't work anywhere, and I don't have ...
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Is it unethical to promote startups in the company? [closed]

I am employed in a mid-sized multi-national software company with 500-1000 employees. In our company, we have several employee organizations (clubs) of different natures (e.g. basketball, swimming, ...
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Should I show previous moonlight experience on resume

After my graduate CS degree, I have worked for a large IT multinational company for the past five years. However, I worked with a startup for about two years on the side. We were hoping to get funded ...
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Startup vs Big Company - ok to ask for details

Hoping for some guidance with this. I recently left the startup company where I was working as a senior backend Python engineer. The job had a lot of complications and the company suffered from a ...
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How should I deal with preferential rules for owner's kin?

I work at a really small startup (around 15 employees), where the work culture is generally good (at least to my satisfaction), and we (the employees) work closely with the owners (3 of them). ...
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My new colleagues seem too busy to answer my questions. How should I handle this?

I recently left my job as a software developer in a company with 2500+ employees, to join a small software development team in a young company in another city. The job is in a completely new domain (...
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Which questions should I ask when interviewing with a startup?

I have an upcoming interview with a startup, but don't know what kind of questions I should ask them. I can't do much research on them since they are just now getting off the ground.
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How do I explain to potential employers that I can only accept a job if my personal project doesn't take off?

I'm currently working on a commercial project with a friend. We recently got a fair amount of funding via crowdfunding (we're not rich, but we can support ourselves until release). We're planning to ...
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Work on weekends?

In my recent interview everything went well. They were very positive and I could see in their eyes that they are very positive/impressed with me. Finally they asked me "do you have any questions for ...
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How can I find more information about a startup?

I just came out of an interview with a startup founder. They have no product yet and no team (they are still assembling the team, hence the interview). They just have an idea of the business they are ...
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How to establish a mentoring culture in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Earlier I read a question called How to mentor a Junior Developer and thought about this question. I worked as a support engineer at a smaller startup in one of my previous employments where I was ...
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How to work on my personal ideas during the weekend [closed]

I'm working full time 5 days a week, mostly between 10 and 14 hours a day. At the end of the day I'm very tired and just want to take a shower, hang out and go to sleep. I have a lot of ideas that I ...