With ~10 years career as a researcher in particle physics I decided to move to business analytics. First job was as data analyst at a multinational company.
Now, less than a year later it is quite possible to get two offers for a data scientist position.
- The first is at a really fast growing start-up with already more than 200 employees in different cities all over the world and huge names among its investors. Open minded, research-like environment and in-depth focus on a particular business case (with many sub-problems of cource)
- The second is at one of the big4. They are just establishing a data science team. More formal environment, with the ability to get hands-on experience on a variety of different data science projects.
I know that this is really a choice of personal preference as they are really different options. However I would like to hear some opinions focusing on what do you thing as a better option for my career taking into account that I am already at mid-30s.
Thanks a lot everyone!