• Galuh Aulia Ramadhanti Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Jasmin Jannatania Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Deffri Ihza Adiyanto Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Shinta Qayla Vashty Universitas Padjadjaran


As a start-up company, startups adhere to a flexible work system and have less stringent regulations, so that they are preferred by the younger generation. On the other hand, challenges and high work demands sometimes overwhelm workers and create a hustle culture. This study aims to understand how the phenomenon of hustle culture is interpreted by startup workers, as well as explore the communication experience for startup workers in the practice of hustle culture. This study uses a qualitative method with a phenomenological study approach. Two theories used as the basis in this research include the theory of symbolic interaction and the theory of cognitive dissonance. The data was obtained through interviews with 4 informants who are permanent employees of startup companies and also experience hustle culture. Based on the results of the study, it was found that startup workers interpret hustle culture as self-evident behavior, seeking feelings of satisfaction and pride, as well as a success factor. Hustle behavior is also influenced by the work environment and company targets. Meanwhile, the communication experiences experienced by startup work are feeling short of time, declining health conditions, and toxic productivity


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Jul 27, 2022
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RAMADHANTI, Galuh Aulia et al. PENGALAMAN KOMUNIKASI PEKERJA STARTUP PADA PRAKTIK HUSTLE CULTURE. LINIMASA: JURNAL ILMU KOMUNIKASI, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 192 - 204, july 2022. ISSN 2614-0381. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2022. doi: