It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at in your career or where you’re working, the startup world is one of extraordinary promising industry: getting in on the ground floor, making an impact, putting your stamp on the business, being free of politics and corporate structure, and just maybe getting a huge payday a few years down the road.
While this all sounds incredibly great and exhilarating, startup situations, by nature, have big risks attached to them. The graph on success versus failure are pretty profound toward the latter.
There is no one type of IT startup, since they vary by who the principals are, product, the industry and other variables. Having said that, startups can be described dynamic with ups and downs happening quickly. There is no shipping department, no marketing/sales, human resources, accounting and may not even be payroll. There are only smart, quick-thinking, action-oriented people. There will be no confirm working hours depends on work load. Staff are hired from the general to the specific - the first employees have many responsibilities, until the work load demands specialized staffing.
Again, every startup varies, with the character of the business and the principal determining the operating styles and practices of the company.