Hi fellow experienced managers,
Need your kind help to make an important career decision. I will keep it as short as possible.
I’m working in a big asset management company (Company A), which is currently undergoing cost-cutting. There has been 2 rounds of layoffs done recently. My Manager, John, told me that it was likely that there would be more coming unless the sale pick up nicely, which is very unlikely. He is so nice that he said he would give us some signs if the layoff impact us directly.
Yesterday, I was given an offer by a similar company (company B), similar role and job level.
I am very clear. I prefer staying at company A because here my key role is Strategy and Planning, which is my career objective. And, I have just stayed here for 2yrs. I don’t want to be jumpy. Plus, I always think there is opportunity if you can stay in a company after restructure, e.g. more lean structure, more chances to promote in the future.
Don’t get me wrong. Company B is still a good opportunity. Its operation is even more sizeable than Company A. However, my role there will be mostly everything in marketing, even including stock management for marketing material. I still can involve in strategy and planning, but it is only one of my ten job duties…
My Question: Should I ask John’s opinion for leave or stay?
Pros: John is a nice guy. He also involve in the cost-cutting project. If he knows and tells me that I am going to be layoff, I can accept the offer from Company B.
Cons: Because my preference is clear company A, if I disclose my intention to leave, John may target on me if he need to layoff one guy from his team or at least he may have bad impression on me..
Your advice will be very very much appreciated.