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Working for a Big or Small company? Which offer should you choose?

Mclaren Consultancy

Thu Aug 15 2019 02:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Choosing an offer is difficult. What things do you need to consider? 

Many job seekers were asking this question, “Receiving job offers from a big company and a small company at the same time, which offer should I choose?

For those new to the workplace, such as recent graduates, this issue is worth discussing.

 

“To be a Big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond?”

 

There are 4 things that you should consider.

 

1.    Benefits Package

Generally speaking, larger companies with relatively strong financial resources, are more likely to offer an attractive benefits package. Small companies are just starting, of course, they are relatively backward than some of the large companies regarding employee welfare. It is not that small companies are not willing to give them, but that their financial situation is in the initial stage.

 

2.    Company Structure 

Some startups didn’t have a well-developed company structure, from leadership, staff training schemes, and progression opportunities, to the role and tasks you are required to handle. The big companies often have a clear company structure, routines and the tasks and roles are well-defined, which also means that you may not able to take on projects that outside of your remit and your jobs will be less flexible.

 

3.    Brand Reputation

Some people would consider working in a big company as buying branded shoes. Working in a well-known company would be a great way to add value to one’s resume, especially the people who always consider job-hopping.    

 

4.    Recognition

If you are working for a small company, your achievements will have more impact on the organization’s overall strategy, direction, and goals, which also means that you are more likely to experience a high level of recognition and your success will more likely to be noticed.

Interested in exploring career opportunities or know a friend who does? Let us know!