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Eight things you need to know when moving from a startup to an established tech company

Switching from a tech role at a startup to one at an established tech company should be relatively easy.

Engineering, product and design skills are, after all, highly fungible. But for many people who attempt to make this transition, the gateway to entry can seem unreasonably hard to unlock, and the world on the other side more difficult to make sense of than anticipated. 

In this article, I’d like to share my perspective born out of my recent transition to Twitter after a decade in startup land. Since I’ve joined Twitter, I’ve spent many an hour ruminating on this topic, especially through the course of my onboarding and during conversations with candidates mulling career moves. Hopefully, my lived experience can shed some light on the opportunities and challenges facing interested readers.

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