This is my last choice.
The latest development is that the propective company B would like to raise the basic salary offered and raise the position up one level (assistant manager to manager).
That makes my decision even more difficult. I promise to reply the hiring company asap.
I tried to list out all the parameters and do the evaluation. Could you give me some thoughts? agree/ disagree? which parameters are most important? Do I miss out any important information? Thanks alot!!
Company A - around 100 in my area. A branch office. Currently undergoing restructure - layoffed off two times in the last two months already. The CEO said there might be some layoff coming until end of 2009. Future of the Campany A is unconcern as I do not see the management have clear direction to bring the business forward in the competitive enviornment. They seem to have no clue.
Company B has more solid operation, around 500 employees. Much much more diversve product portfolio and much larger client base. Not sure about its future. But its business seems stable and stay in the top 5 players in the market.
Company A - Assistant Manager, no subordinate. The good thing is I do a lot of high level tasks, e.g. strategic planning, also have visibility of P&L and some management on it.
Company A - Manager, 4 subordinates. the good thing is I have minimal formal leadership experience so far. I like working with people. And I enjoy being a leader and manager.
Pay - more or less the same
Relationship with Colleague
Company A - Excellent relationship with my boss and my boss' boss and the management team.
Company B - uncertain. i feel that my potential boss likes me as they are trying their best to bring in into their team. I also have a friend's friend's friend working under the same boss. The friend said her boss (same boss as mine if I join) is not a good boss. She is very emotional. I cannot feel that in the interview. but will also take this point into consideration.
I have been quite jumpy in my history, stay around only 1 year in my last 2 jobs. So, before I joined my current one, I decided that I at least stay for 3 years. So, with ths factor, i plan to stay for at least a year longer.
The worry is if I decide to stay, my company may layoff me next month
What a dlemma. Some inspiration please : )