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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2014, 06:54:48 AM »
Take the job where you feel you can learn the most.

Of course, how much you can learn should be a very large part of how much you would enjoy any job... Therefore, my suggestion about cash flow and hours worked is still valid only if you can think the learning experiences would be roughly equivalent!

Personally, the most important things I have learnt have always been self-thought... But surely a good job with a good mentor can be helpful!

Probably, my point of view is always the one of the entrepreneur, and not of the employ who wants to build a career...

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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2014, 07:03:07 AM »
Alternatively invert, and put yourself in the shoe of a hiring manager 5 years down the line:

He has two candidates in front of him with the exact same resume, but the difference being the first one is a Sr. Research Analyst at a brand name firm with standard experience and the other one is a Financial Analyst at a no-name firm with likely greater experience. You as a hiring manager want to pick the candidate who can best get the job done. Whom will you hire? Would you rely on the brand or would you give more weight to the experience?
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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2014, 08:01:31 AM »
Probably not what you want to hear .... but take the big firm.

For all jobs there are really only 3 levers; (1) the inherent interest of the job itself, (2) the boss, (3) the money. When just starting out you need the money, & if the bosses are a-holes you put up with it. 2 years out you move to another firm & cash in on the nameplate you just bought. The great things about a-holes; is that their firms have to pay more to overcome the divas, & they have a lot of turnover because of the divas.

Nobody is going to hold it against you if you're on the street again 6-12 months after starting. You took a risk & it didn't work out, but you had the brains to realize that if you hadn't stepped up, you would have regretted it for the rest of your life.

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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2014, 08:14:39 AM »
Something else to consider:

I have never liked jobs.  I am politically incorrect, dont like managers (unless it was me).  Most bigger organizations put stupid pills in the drinking water.  My long term goal from 31 was to be out of a job.  I have now succeeded at that. 

Fat Pitch, your on this board and you contribute a fair amount,  so what is your real ling term goal.  Which choice gets you closer. 

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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2014, 08:33:29 AM »
Which one will give you the experience that you want? My past experience is that a small firm gives you much more diversified experience sooner, because of fewer folks. You also will probably be required to put in more hours. If they are creepy friendly, that is a good sign also.
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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2014, 08:36:24 AM »
I would choose the small firm. Big firms suck. I work for a CDN bank and its terrible. Moral sucks. You're just a number.
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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2014, 10:00:43 AM »
I would choose the small firm. Big firms suck. I work for a CDN bank and its terrible. Moral sucks. You're just a number.

Yeah, The most fun I ever had was working for small companies where you get to be Jack of All. 

The least fun was working for the government. 
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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2014, 10:01:46 AM »
The other big thing I am mulling over is the name recognition of the national firm would be incredible on my resume for the future. (BTW I am 28 and its my first new gig after graduating with my MBA.) Isn't it best to go with a big firm after graduating? Seems like its much easier to get a great gig at a small company later down the line after "doing time" at a powerhouse firm.

Here is the other factor. I love the financial analyst role much more. Plus its a small company so I will learn every facet of the business including training on the acquisition side. Now the big company and "research analyst" seems more like a dead end and a shitton of risk for very little extra yearly salary. However my hope is that I kick ass in the first two years and they transition me to a sr financial analyst/assocate.

Seems like you genuinely want the small firm while you're liking the big firm for the wrong reasons. Not that thinking of your resume is a bad idea, but it's just one item on the pro/con list and when you say you love the other role that should trump just about anything.
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Re: Which job would you choose?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2014, 10:51:02 AM »
“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don't like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn't that a little like saving up sex for your old age?” - Warren Buffett

With that said, since you are a fresher, the brand name recognition on your resume will be great and last forever. Your resume will stand out  and that will open lot of doors for you than having a no-name company even if the role was  really good.