One day, I briefly visited LinkedIn, and the CEO, Doosun hong, personally sent me a message. Curiosity led me to meet with him. However, as we talked, I found the people to be pleasant, and communication was rational. Moreover, it seemed clear what role I could play in Cinamon's success. That's why I decided to join.
While it's not accurate to categorize companies strictly as startups or large corporations because each has its own characteristics, I joined Cinamon with the expectation of an 'proactive organization.'
Commonly referred to as large corporations tend to accumulate tasks unrelated to their essence for various reasons, leading to the expenditure of considerable mental energy and time. Necessary tasks to operate a large organization exist, but there were also quite a few tasks that didn't resonate with the core mission. In decision-making processes, it seemed to lean towards alternatives that would not encounter significant objections rather than making the optimal choices. Additionally, in large organizations, it's challenging for each member to grasp the overall picture.
While unavoidable aspects come with the territory of a large organization, personally, I wanted to belong to an organization where individuals actively contribute to work and can celebrate success together.
I hoped for an environment that allows focusing on the essence of work, a culture where anyone can solve problems and receive applause without worrying about internal politics, and an atmosphere where tasks are planned and executed not because of 'what if there's a problem later' but because it's deemed right. Currently, I am very satisfied with what I expected and what I have found at Cinamon.