Workplace Monday: assuming the same salary, would you rather work for a small company or a big company?
Small. Unless it's for Google. Looks amazingly fun to work at Google.
Big so I can brag to people.
Big company. Average fish in a large pond = stability.
Small company as long as there's no favoritism.
I'd rather be retired
I've tried both within the same industry and prefer neither. Know it's difficult to contemplate, at any age or economic level, but working for yourself is the way to go.
I feel like there's more room to grow in a big company.
Big: The big question is what is the salary relative to position in each company? If we're assuming they both have the same starting salary, then it would seem obvious that big companies have more money to pay employees over the long run. Big for me
a small company will allow me to have a bigger impact and more flexibility. I hope to start one stone day
With what I want to do, a larger company will help build my reputation a lot better than a smaller company could.
Unless your contribution turns the small
Company into a big one!!
But if you're not a founder, you'll get a $1000 "thank you" certificate, while the execs get zillions in stock valuations. Better instead to be indispensable than innovative.
I'm going to be consulting, so my contributions will more benefit the employees than the company's growth.
Yo No- it does not have to be that way. BUT if I were placing a bet.. I am on your side most of the time.
Small, but lots of big companies have so many compartments that it can be like a small company.
They both have there advantages. However if I worked at a bigger company I'd be covered by more laws such as the family leave act that small biz are exempt from & might get a few more holidays & sick time
But at the small company, I got a lot more responsibility a lot sooner than I would have at a large firm. There are only so many people so you get more opportunities
And very happy to have this Monday off, gotta love 4 day weekends
I think there are often fewer opportunities to do something different in small companies. You do what you do and that's it. I don't want to do the same thing in the same place everyday, I want to try new departments and transfer to other places.
Having worked for both, the small company is much better.
Same experience. For me it is about work as my second family.
I work at a hospital as a nurse if I could get the same pay working in a smaller hospital I would because Mondays ware me out and all I do when I get home is rest
I've worked at small and large. I prefer large. More professional opportunities at a large company.
When a stupid decision comes from on high, it is nice to be able to go to their office and discuss it with them.
I think it depends on the atmosphere. Personally I would like to work for a consulting firm with maybe 100 people in the office and 10 I work with closely.
Small, people get to actually know you
Why did so many people pick small? I'm interested.
I've worked small and large... I liked the community of the small. People use large companies to punch their ticket and move on to another job... The turnover was insane.
I enjoy working for a very large company. The opportunity for growth is limitless.
I enjoyed having a job
I've worked for large, small, and medium. I prefer mid sized (<5000 employees globally)
Mid sized would be awesome. The resources of the large but with the atmosphere of the small still.
I've never liked working in small agencies/companies. I prefer a place that is big enough that employees can focus on the job they were hired for, and not have to pitch in on every issue.
Big company due to the fact that you can move up within the company, and the benefit package tends to be better.
I want to get in with a great, small company and help it grow. Lots of opportunity laying on the table!
I like the way you think.
Depending on the position, it's more difficult to take sick or vacation days at a small company.
I'd prefer smaller because them I can have more influence on the way things are done
It's not "workplace" Monday for most of us!
Both have great perks. Big company it's easier to stay under the radar but small companies care more about you.
Interviewer: And finally, Mr. Loch, we'd like to know the reason you chose to seek this position with XYZ Corp.
Loch: I'm glad you asked. I'm seeking the shelter of a mass of coworkers who may blur the obviousness of my performance deficiencies.
Depends on the pay.
My experience at larger companies was generally more positive than at smaller.
Big company usually has better benefits.
I worked i such a large company I called the employees 200k migrant workers. Like congressmen they stay 2 yr and spend one looking for another position.
Unless I'm related to or good friends with the owner, I'll take the larger company. There's much more opportunity to move up.
I have this opportunity in my industry. I chose large several years ago because of the opportunities available without switching companies. The negative is that there are more rules/regulations. The positives outweigh the negatives though.
With no risk of a change in salary, why NOT choose the company with great job security?
A big business that's known can replace your position a lot easier than a small business
Smaller companies generally offer more flexibility, are less "employee handbook" driven, etc.
Less rules/regulations and you have more power to influence the business and rise to the top with it if it succeeds
I hate to point it out, but you're neglecting to include the much higher chance of it failing as well. Gotta look at it both ways
The question says that the pay would be the same, indicating that both businesses would continue to pay you the same amount for the rest of the time you choose to work there, meaning they would both remain open and working
In a big company, there is a larger likelihood of promotions.