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Hi,

I have been working in this company for almost 4 years now, I am pretty much happy with salary, I have also got decent long term onsite chance. My current company is medium to small sized (100-300 strength)

However now a days I am feeling if it was mistake to stick to one company for such a long time, did I missed the experience and exposure to various companies? One thing is sure, had I hopped companies, my salary might have been higher than current. But again, onsite chances don't come unless one spends good time in company (half of my time in this company was in India and rest onsite US).

Now a days I have urge to join some MNC or big brand and learn new processes etc there. However at the stake are stable going and rapport built up in 4 years.

Also, is it good idea in given market to shift job to some American company in US or Indian company in India or Indian company in US.

Any suggestions? Thanks In Advance.
 
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I think as long as you have kept your skills current, your employment of four years will only be seen as a trustworthiness indicator. I worked for a company for three years, and it is a big plus in that now employers do not think I will hop.
 
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Yes, thats the the key. I have to get into revision mode now. I must admit, over the time and too stable job brings in rustyness. It will be worthwhile to revise everything again.

Good part is I have passed, SCJP, SCEA - I. Now I can take some to to complete SCEA part II and III.

Thanks.
 
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Hi,

U try to be in the current job as long as u have work satisfaction.

I feel now u r a senior guy in your current company , so u will be having good growth. In the big companies getting recognisation is very difficult. I find many people don't have work satisfaction in big companies eventhough quality and processes r good.

Regards,
Murali
 
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Thanks Murali. I realize what you are saying. May be my current urge is like 'grass is always greener on other side'. However I want to get it verified with people here and see how is their opinion. It always to get things discussed :-)

Thx
 
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I also have the same situation like problem solver. I am working for a company for the last three years. The beneficts and everything is good .Only one problem is that my boss is a pain in the @#$$. So I am kind of confused.
 
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"Problem Solver",

Welcome to JavaRanch.

Please look carefully at official naming policy at javaranch & reregister yourself with proper first & last name, with a space between them. Please adhere to official naming policy & help maintain the decorum of the forum. The naming policy can be found at http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp

--Mark
 
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
"Problem Solver",

Welcome to JavaRanch.

Please look carefully at official naming policy at javaranch & reregister yourself with proper first & last name, with a space between them. Please adhere to official naming policy & help maintain the decorum of the forum. The naming policy can be found at http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp

--Mark



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