The benefits of working at a small company
Are you curious about working at a small company, and how that experience might differ from larger organizations? Working at a small company offers a host of unique benefits, including opportunity for professional growth, direct access to leadership, and the ability to strategically impact organizational goals.
Unlike in large organizations, where employees are confined to narrow tasks or rigid departments, small companies allow team members the freedom to experiment, make informed decisions, and take real ownership over the work. This often means wearing multiple hats, and pitching in wherever your skills and talents are needed. Through this process, team members gain exposure to different roles, which accelerates personal and professional growth. Over a short time, team members develop diverse skill sets and gain a deeper understanding of how to make the strongest impact both in their own role and in the broader organization.
A key advantage of working at a small company is the absence of bureaucratic red tape so common in larger organizations. Instead of having to navigate through layers of approval, in a small company team members have direct access to department heads, even at the highest levels of the organization. This direct, cross-organizational access eliminates barriers and encourages open dialogue, creating a culture of collaboration, efficiency, and continuous improvement. Team member ideas, suggestions, and concerns can be heard directly by those in charge, which fosters a sense of inclusion and influence, while reducing frustration and miscommunication.
Whereas in larger corporations ownership over client outcomes or strategic product direction may be opaque and distant from employees, at a small company every team member directly contributes to making an impact. At small companies it’s common for everyone’s ideas for improvement to be met with attentiveness and consideration. Both in formal settings like company-wide meetings, and in more casual spaces (for example, like breakout sessions at Rotunda), team members are explicitly invited to think beyond the status quo and create the best possible outcomes for clients and the organization as a whole. Such a high level of individual influence over organizational outcomes leads to deep professional satisfaction.
You'd also be surprised at the impact that some small companies are able to achieve despite their limited resources. For example, at Rotunda we have under 20 team members, but we serve over 1 million users. If you're seeking to join a team where you can grow professionally, your voice is heard, and your efforts make a difference, take a look at our open positions.