86: Startup or Corporate Giant? How to Decide What Kind of Employer Fits You

 
 At the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square, this week's Fortt Knox tackles the plusses and minuses of working for a startup vs. an established company.

At the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square, this week's Fortt Knox tackles the plusses and minuses of working for a startup vs. an established company.

I've got something different for you this week: A big conversation about work. As in, where should you work? What kind of company: Big or small? Young or established? 

The idea for this episode came from my CNBC colleague Sharon Epperson, who's just great. Sharon covers personal finance, and I'll often stop at her desk and strategize about work and life.  

Sharon did a piece on how to land a job at a startup, and I wanted to expand the topic to, should you take a job at a startup, even if you can? So I huddled with CNBC producer Evan Falk, as I do every week to talk about Fortt Knox Live, and we decided to put a show together. Get Sharon, a couple of top-flight venture capital investors, and I wanted to get some students and recent graduates, too. I mean, they're the target audience for this stuff, right? 

So that's what we did.  

My guests are two venture capitalists: Jeff Richards, managing partner at GGV Capital, and Graham Brown, partner at Lerer Hippeau. Three students: Ahmad Eshghyar, an MBA candidate at Yale; Roni Barak Ventura, a doctoral candidate at NYU; and Raymond Willey, an MBA candidate at Baruch College. And one CNBC colleague, Sharon Epperson.