December 29, 2010 Category : Exam Preparations
I wonder why everyone aspires to get into only big companies like Infosys, TCS, and Wipro etc. Sure they are big names which have grown over last three to four decades but you must also know to think beyond those.
How To Choose Your Company?
Don't be hasty while choosing your dream company. A company that might sound big might not be good to you considering your personal interests. Also, strength of many big companies are nearing one lakh which means its going to take a lifetime to climb the hierarchy to become a team lead, project manager and so on.
Why Big Companies May Not Be The Right Platform?
Numbers matter! Its common sense to think of the time it takes for a fresher to become a project manager in a company with one lakh employees. I am sure it is going to be some seven to eight years. On the other hand, there are hundreds of medium sized companies in top cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Noida, Pune, Hyderabad etc. There are medium sized companies in second tier cities too.
How Medium Sized Companies Can Be Great If Chosen Properly?
Medium sized companies are those with total strength of around 200 to 500 employees. Small product companies with 10 to 100 employees can also be great choices.
Essentially these companies don't pay very high at the beginning. But remember these companies are at their growing stages. This is the hot time when you are going to grow with your company. This is not a reality with big companies.
How Growth Phase Can Benefit?
Though you might have got paid less (or even very less) at the beginning, if your company performs well, you are going to experience an exponential growth of your income and responsibilities as the company grows. During late 80s and early 90s Infosys was medium sized. Employees who joined the company during that period and stayed there till now are amongst the highest paid in India.
So, here is my say Big companies are good, but may not necessarily be the right platform for an accelerated and exponential growth.
And do let me know in case of any query.