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A few months ago, I found myself at career crossroads.

I had gone through six rounds of interviews plus a take-home project to secure an incredible offer from a Big Tech company.

However, I was really happy with my current role, where I had a ton of autonomy, growth and interesting challenges. I agonised over the decision.

Secure a 6-figure salary at one of the tech's favourite & well-known companies. Career prestige, financial stability, outstanding bonuses.

Help build up a tiny startup you love. Meaningful work, massive impact, ownership and solid engineering growth.

Which would you have chosen?

I chose to stay. And here's why: