As discussed in our previous candidate article, the size of a company you work with can directly affect your career and personal goals. When the time comes to accept an offer, first consider the benefits and drawbacks that a company offers you. Evaluating company size is a crucial part to this process. Whereas smaller companies offer a more personalized experience, larger companies offer opportunities and access to resources that smaller businesses may lack.
Clear Paths to Success
Larger businesses typically offer employees clear and defined paths to success. They often start with well-structured training programs to encourage new employees to feel they are set up for success from day one. This training may be followed up with structured mentoring programs and additional learning opportunities to expand employees’ knowledge and skill bases. Career tracks and opportunities for advancement are typically well-defined.
Each team member in a large business will have defined roles and specific responsibilities. This allows employees to thrive in their niche while building their skill-sets and experience. Clearly defined roles also make it easy to determine what skills and experience levels an employee needs to build to receive a promotion.
Large businesses may offer more when it comes to employee benefits. Larger companies are typically able to provide more comprehensive health insurance, and they often opt for dental and vision plans as well. Particularly large companies may have partnerships with local businesses to provide their employees with gym memberships and discounts on goods and services. In-house benefits, such as fully stocked break rooms, company lunches, and/or on-site gyms or daycare, are also far more common with larger companies.
Large businesses have more resources available to help their team succeed. This typically means that departments are fully staffed, employees have full access to technology resources (like laptops and cellphones), and employees can often request additional resources (like specific software or access to training materials) as needed. A solid resource base also means that larger businesses are more stable when economic times are hard.
A larger company naturally means more employees and departments than a smaller company would have. This provides new and established employees with excellent networking opportunities. If you decide to work for a larger company, be sure to make the most of your networking opportunities by meeting people from other departments and developing strong connections with teammates.
Larger companies are ideal for motivated employees who have defined career goals, enjoy working as a part of a team, and thrive within a goal-driven workforce. If a larger company sounds like the perfect place for you to shine, check out our job board today.