part three of the ever-exciting adventure

Big vs. Small

I’ve been thinking lately about what kind of company I want to end up working for when my time at Warwick is over. In particular, the question of whether I should be applying for big corporate graduate programmes right now, or whether I whould just land in London in the autumn and find a job with a smaller company has been bothering me. Are there more opportunities for me in a multinational IT consulting firm, or in a smaller firm where I’m more likely to find something that I’m actually passionate about?

At the moment, I’m leaning towards the latter. This is good, because apparently small is the new big for organisations, at least according to Seth Godwin. Now if only I could remember where I’ve heard of him before.

In other news, I’m almost certainly not running on Sunday. The doctor thinks I may have splintered the bone in my left leg and warned me off doing anything too streunous with it for a little while. I guess that rules out 10km runs, eh?

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  Laurie wrote @

Since I’m — whisper it — job hunting at the moment, this is something I’m also thinking hard at the moment. All my experience has been at the latter, small type of company. While they have their attendant risks — a really bad boss can ruin your life, and in a small company you can’t transfer to another department — when they are good they are very, very fun.

And you can turn up to work in an offensive t-shirt and have people compliment it. That’s worth the 3-5k less a year you, on average, earn at a smaller company.

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