The pay and benefits are usually pretty fantastic - but that is because you know going in that the company could close at any time - because how else does a company that doesn't produce or sell anything make a living? They live off the generosity of their investors (for as long as the investors feel generous.....). So you know going in that while you would love to be there when the dice hits the table and everything goes bang - that might never happen.
And job hunting has never been my strongest suit - I get nervous and I babble. I have two really bad knees and can't wear high heels (and let's face it people judge) and they always want to give you a tour a warp speed (I don't need a tour unless its the secret handshake that I got the job). I have had a lot of jobs on my resume in my 20+ years in the pharma industry but that's what happens when you work in start up! Recruiters mine for 'key words' and it seems, don't read resumes so they email me about job for which I am not qualified. Oh yes, the struggle is real.