Is it better Working For a Big Company than Working For a Small Company?
Just like the most of things in our real world , you can't judge if they are merely Black or White.
Either way , working for a big or small company , they have their own pros and cons.
Let's take a look to see some differences between Big and Small companies.
The Big One: Relatively Stable
The Small One: Relatively Unstable
Due to the financial situation , the scale of company , the relationship with Bank ,even government , I thought the big company is more stable than the small one.
For instance , GM(General Motors) and AIG(American International Group) ,even this two companies have billion debts in dollar(GM bankrupted) , but they can still re-built (re-group) in a very short period . Why? Because with government bail-out , this is the privilege that only big company can own , even they are indebted deeply.
OJT(On the Job Training)
The Big One: more opportunity
The Small One: less opportunity
This is my own experience , while I was working for a huge company in Japan(The company has over 3000 employees ). You have a lot of chances to interact with established industry people here , and also could learn something from these people. And usually company is willing to pay extra-money for the employee who enthusiastic for learning ,acquisition new things that may could help company in the future.
But if you are working for a small company , the resources are limited , and workload is usually high,even several talented people are working there that still hard to find enough time to teach you or learn something from them.
The Big One: Less
The Small One:More
Usually , people is hard to get a promotion who works at a big company , because the company has they own politics already. But if you are in a small company , you could easily end up being a Chief or more higher title in few years , even though your experience wouldn't fulfill a title in a big company.
The Big One: Relatively High
The Small One: Relatively Low
Again, due to the small company's resources are limited, usually they can't afford a high salary compare to the big company.
So here is the conclusion. I bet people could succeed at a big company and also could succeed at a small company , it comes down to personality and risk aversion. In my opinion , I highly recommend who has just finished their school education to find a job and work at a big company at first.