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At UCLA, I chose to work for a small 50-person startup over exciting companies like Facebook, Stripe, and Cruise. There are two main reasons: More Meaningful Work, More Learning and Community. At a small startup, everyone at the company actually cares about the company. The vision of creating an impactful company from nothing is bigger than you all. The people promoting personally know you and your work both measurable and immeasurable. With this accountability, the incentives at work can be what they should be: actually creating value.