I had an interesting phone call recently from a college freshman attending my grad school alma mater. It was primarily an alumni fund raiser, but he took the time to ask about my career and seemed genuinely interested in my experience. So, we talked for longer than I would have expected before we got to the money question.
After some background, his big question regarded the advantages of going to work for a big company versus a small company or start-up. Many books have been written on similar topics. What follows is one man’s simplified opinion.