What is it like to go from being a founder to an employee in a company?

The expectations and pressures change when you go from being a founder to being an employee. As a founder, you are constantly thinking about the next stage or which direction to go to. All the pressure is on you. As an employee, you don't have any of that weight, but you also don't get to make the decision or set high-level goals. Instead, you have to consider other people's goals and the direction set by the CEO.