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choosing career

Postby alan86 » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 1:22 pm

Having a problem of choosing career, how to decide within 2 company.

A) Big company that take most transportation of export and import of goods.
culture may be stressful but offer better prospect only that path is being decided due to qualification. better benefit and may have sponsorship after 2 years work for further study.

B) SME project company, salary may not be as good as Company A.
easy culture 30 minutes less working time than normal company. less showing off of ranks than others company.

Anyone kind to give advise?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 1:48 pm

Are you looking for today or are you looking to the future? That should give you the answer you need.....

I traveling over 12K miles for one job. But I was looking at the long term..... :wink:

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Postby mariosgp » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 3:08 am

try to avoid stress. i'll choose B ;)

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:36 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Are you looking for today or are you looking to the future? That should give you the answer you need.....

I traveling over 12K miles for one job. But I was looking at the long term..... :wink:


SMS is right. It is more on your long-term/short-term goals. Choose carefully.

Sometimes for long-term benefits, a little ouch would be temporary...

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Postby alan86 » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:49 pm

Look for a good future definitely. It doesn’t matter a long/short term goal. It just need to be something that time is not wasted and get recognise for the work done.

But how would you see it?

How do they know where your company is not well known? Where being in large company and most company know who they are, they will definitely know what you are doing there. How do you compare the pro and con for working in this 2 types of company.

From what i know is after few years of work experience in a company that others company do not know about, it become just how good you can convince the interviewer to hire you. Even if you done a good work in your company, because everything that you did they can't see it and yourself also can't prove that it true.

For getting a job in a large company, it provides better benefit and it may also give sponsorship for further study. Thus, it become having a bonus from them. Something I would like to know that why some company would sponsor their employee for further study? Doesn’t It mean they pay more for hiring this person where they can easily get graduate.
Being an employee of an SME company would there be any chance that the company sponsor for further study? Does anyone know any SME that sponsor them where it totally not stated anywhere in their company employment detail.

Then looking at long term goal, for big company sure will have more if sponsor for further study and move up to higher position.
SME will have more opportunity even do not have qualification but still can show excel in your work then will have chance to move up. But I feel that it would not pay well like those who have qualification.

Lastly, how would you compare the salary? Large company bonuses is properly fix or about the same for every year. For SME, I don’t think they would pay well even if the company earn well. I think they would rather give nothing when time is bad for them.

Thanks all for the reply.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 11:51 pm

alan86 wrote:Look for a good future definitely. It doesn’t matter a long/short term goal. It just need to be something that time is not wasted and get recognise for the work done.

But how would you see it?

How do they know where your company is not well known? Where being in large company and most company know who they are, they will definitely know what you are doing there. How do you compare the pro and con for working in this 2 types of company.

Working in a renowned company can be quite 'glamourous' (and it'll show in your CV). Yet IMHO, HRs will still have to take a good look at your work experience (your previous job scope, past achievements) in detail, and not just the name of your previous company. I wouldn't advise you to write off SME just yet, all because SMEs may not be as well-known as the MNCs. Still, I think any poster around here with HR experience would give better insight than I.

From what i know is after few years of work experience in a company that others company do not know about, it become just how good you can convince the interviewer to hire you. Even if you done a good work in your company, because everything that you did they can't see it and yourself also can't prove that it true.

For getting a job in a large company, it provides better benefit and it may also give sponsorship for further study. Thus, it become having a bonus from them. Something I would like to know that why some company would sponsor their employee for further study? Doesn’t It mean they pay more for hiring this person where they can easily get graduate.

To be honest, I don't understand your last question. But to answer your first one, education opportunity is one of the ways a company can do to upgrade their employees (and also to answer the government's call to increase productivity of employees by skills upgrading). Always, an offer for higher education opportunities comes with conditions (read: bond). No one in his/her own right mind would wanna sponsor someone to further study just to have that employee bolting off to the next higher offer from other companies upon completion of that course.

Being an employee of an SME company would there be any chance that the company sponsor for further study? Does anyone know any SME that sponsor them where it totally not stated anywhere in their company employment detail.

I, for one, am working with a SME currently and have been offered by my boss to pursue a post-grad in a relevant field for the company's purposes. In SME, the boss has the free hand to decide on such matters. That, my friend, is one of the pros in SME.

Then looking at long term goal, for big company sure will have more if sponsor for further study and move up to higher position.
SME will have more opportunity even do not have qualification but still can show excel in your work then will have chance to move up. But I feel that it would not pay well like those who have qualification.

One thing which is distinct between a MNC and SME is the flexibility. MNC will be tied to the system which is the same to all branches, while in SME, the boss has the free hand (as long as the law allows it, but that would be another story). Having said that, if you prove your worth to a SME boss and win his/her heart, favours will come pouring your way. As for MNC, your superior will still subject to the existing system available for promotions/rewards/benefits.

Lastly, how would you compare the salary? Large company bonuses is properly fix or about the same for every year. For SME, I don’t think they would pay well even if the company earn well. I think they would rather give nothing when time is bad for them.

True. A SME will never be able to match a MNC in terms of salary/benefits for the same job scope, and that fact stands. Plus, in MNC, things are pretty much fixed and you can count on MNCs to be stable in almost everything they do - admin, SOPs etc. But it is easier to climb the career ladder in a SME compared to a MNC.

Thanks all for the reply.


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