BLUF - I work for a big company with too many layers where I am not realy happy. I have been offered a job with a much smaller company, however, they are dangling the you could be a Director in 2 years carrot. Is this going backwards in my career?
I was hoping for a little advice here. I currently work as a Sales Manger in a large organization. We are the biggest company in our sector. I am one of 6 Mangers and we are growing through acquisition all the time. There is talk that this is more opportunity, however, it has just felt like more work and more layers of management and Directors. The more people there are the mre cut throat it feels. It is hard to even have a voice at the table and when I do, I always feel like my ideas get vetoed. I also dislike one of the Directors as she feels like a big bully. The only good news is that I do not report to her. I have not really been happy for a while and have recently been approached for another opportunity.
This company is in the same sector and the job itself is very similar to what I do now (for the most part I like the role). They are willing to pay me more, so the compensation is good. They have also said they are hoping this person will be successful and in two years could move into a Director role. It sounds all good but my worry is that I am going backwards by making this move. I would go from 6 directs and 63 indirects to 3 directs and 43 indirects. I would also go from 1 of 6 Managers to the only Manager. It seems like there is good and bad with that.
I have been with my current company 8 years and have lots of job security. I think I am afraid to leave that but I also worry that most people would be trying to get into the big firm not away from it.
What do you think? Am I crazy for thinking of leaving? Should I stick out my current role and see what happens when we are growing so quickly?.
I really appreciate the advice, sorry for the length.