Most people today aspire to big companies, big salaries, big recognitions, big job titles, and perhaps big responsibilities. We are led to believe that we only get these achievements in well-established, global technology companies. But we all know the truth: you can achieve anything you want in both a large and mid-sized company, and each is very different from the other. You just need to make sure that you and the company are growing in the same direction and not further apart. Today we will mention the benefits of working in a (mid-sized) technology company and how it can be a great ally for your professional growth.
Unlike large corporations, in a mid-sized technology company, you are not just one of many. You will most likely feel that you play an important role in the growth of the company, and this will help you realize your true purpose. You should know that you are not just there to achieve the set KPIs. Your growth is happening in a very organic way and side by side with the vast majority of the team.
How can dialogue and flexibility positively impact your work? You have a voice that people want to hear. That’s right. Your voice, your input, and your opinion are welcome at the table. You feel closer to management and realize that you belong to a larger cause.
If you think it is important to always be up to date on what is going on in the company, consider a smaller one. Smaller to mid-sized companies tend to be open with their employees about their numbers, growing pains, and future plans. You may even want to help your company overcome certain obstacles, and as mentioned earlier, your input is welcome. Of course, we are not trying to generalize this to all companies, as there are always exceptions to the rule. We are just sharing this from our personal experience at LOAD.
As a big bonus, you have more chances to build valuable relationships with other colleagues, because in such companies it is usually easier to foster team spirit.
If you want to diversify, your place is in a mid-sized company, but if you want to specify, then you should look into larger companies. Ultimately, it comes down to your career goal and personal preferences. In a smaller company, it’s much easier to expand your knowledge because you’ll eventually be faced with tasks that are outside your comfort zone. Also, such companies usually appreciate more versatile and multidisciplinary employees.
As a marketer, I can only speak for myself: Working at LOAD has allowed me to see different sides of marketing, and every day is a unique experience. I have had the opportunity to be exposed to different parts of my profession: Copywriting, Advertising, Design, Lead Generation, and so on. For some, this can be quite overwhelming, but for me, it’s been a wonderful learning experience. Overall, you work on exciting projects and never get bored with repetitive tasks.
The chances of your work and accomplishments being noticed are much higher thanks to your proximity to all business operations and the people involved. If you want to advance professionally, you can be sure that if you do a good job, you will be rewarded much faster than in a big corp. The larger the company, the slower things move. That brings me to my next point.
If you value faster and more agile processes, you should seriously consider applying to a mid-market technology company. It makes career development, salary, and performance reviews much smoother for both parties. At companies where all of these processes are slow, you might feel like a cog in a very large machine. In the long run, you could face frustration, lack of motivation, and misunderstandings.
There is no wrong or right answer. Ultimately, it is entirely up to you to find the place where you feel most valued and appreciated. From personal experience, I can say that at LOAD I feel challenged, motivated, and eager to get better every day. I like the hustle and the closeness I get to build with my teammates every day. Nevertheless, this is the journey I need right now.
What is yours?
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