I'd like to ask you guys for a suggestion: I've been working for about 10 months at a friend's little startup as a front-end developer.

There are only a couple of developers in the team, while the CTO and some other senior devs are either absent or passing by sporadically, as they actually are not part of the team, with all the problems that this entailed, so for various reasons I didn't much enjoy the company in terms of organization, culture and growing opportunities, to say the least.

A couple of weeks ago a rather renowned company interviewed me, and told me they like my attitude and could consider to take me onboard in a few months as a fullstack developer, provided that in the meantime I level up my backend skills.

Now, I'm struggled as on the one hand I would leave my friend's company, but on the other hand, the latter company's working culture seems great, and I expect the compensation to be higher as well.

What would you do if you were in my situation?
Thanks for any suggestion :)

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    I'd jump ship for a better opportunity. Don't hold yourself back for a shittier workplace. I'm sure your friend can appreciate that the instability and often chaotic nature of a startup doesn't compare to life in a big company.
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    Sounds like a easy choice to me, save yourself before the ship sinks. Every man for themselves.

    Honestly, i couldnt even read any positive things from the place you are at right now, so why would you even consider still be at that place, if everything at latter company is better.
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    Thank you so much guys :)

    Your comments made my day. Yes I agree with you... the only thing holding me back is that it's my friend's company, so it's more an emotional thing than logical; but I'd agree with you that it's the right choice to make.

    Thank you again!
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    totally understand. Worked at my uncle's company before leaving for a place I could improve my Software dev skill. It was difficult but I just had to stand my ground and make the shift.
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