A few days ago, Noam Bardin, former CEO of Waze Navigation, a startup acquired
by Google for an incredible $1.1B, shared his experience working under a large

Post-acquisition, Waze continued to operate independently under Google.

However, Noam quickly realized, first hand, that working as an independent
startup is vastly different than in a corporation.

The biggest difference he notices is the mission. In a startup, the employees,
management and investors are aligned to one mission. If the company does well,
everyone does well.

While in a large company such as Google, a GMail or a Waze is just another tool
for an employee's career advancement.

This, apart from long approvals needed for hiring and replacing employees, and
the time spent on aligning to Google's legal and data policies, was a challenge
for Waze, where speed is essential.

Through my experience as well, working at a bigger company is great to learn
processes and best practices while startups are great for steep learning and
high excitement!

Originally posted by Nikhil Prasad Maroli on LinkedIn
link: linkedin.com/in/mnikhilprasad