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One of my friends has got a offer from a reputed MNC company and the salary is also good.
But recently he also got a offer from another company not so well known.
The nature of work is almost same at both places but the smaller company compensation is more.
Can you give some inputs as to where he should join and why?
How much value should be given to the brand name of the company?

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Milind
 
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Hi,
I think that working for big companies add a lot of value to your resume specially if you are new to the field (e.g. recent graduate) When you have big name companies under your belt, the interviewer can see that you are able to deal with all the politics and bureaucracy that sometimes these companies have and still produce good projects. The bad side of it is that sometimes the projects are not as interesting as the ones found in smaller companies since your creativity may be limited by policies and procedures. I say big company names open many doors but you must also show that you capable of doing the job and you are not just average behind a big name.
 
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I think he should join the company with the better culture for him. Personally, I do best in small companies where I have abigger oice and can make my own career path. Others prefer bigger, more structured environments.

It should be noted that I've heard many people outside the US say that having a brand name firm on a resume is important. If your friend happens to live outside the US, that may be a factor depending on what country he is in.

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My friend works in India and has 6 years of experience.
The difference in renumeration between the two offers is significant.
Also he is currently working for a reputed company.
So I think joining smaller cmpy with better renumeration is better for him.
Please give your views on the same.

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Milind
 
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Hi Milind,

My view is that your friend should take the job with better package.
Your friend already has a reputed company in the resume.

Make sure you do enough investigation about the company structure, management and work environment. I think it does matter.

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Anita
 
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I'm sorry, but I don't see the need for guidance here. Two job offers, one for much more money than the other, and the company size is different. I mean, unless either of the companies have something truly distinguishing characteristic like being on the verge of bankruptcy, the answer seems simple.

It seems so simple in fact, that I'm inclined not to answer. If you really don't know, then guess and hope that Darwin doesn't make you his next victim. But honestly, I can't imagine you wouldn't know. So then, you're probably here simply letting us know about the great job offer your friend/relative/pet-squirrel recieved. Good Job! Congratulations! Haiku!
 
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