Is the Grass Greener Working at a Small Company?

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter

Are you exhausted by the political red-tape you must navigate and the seemingly endless hours you are required to work by your huge conglomerate employer? Do you feel that if you were to make your exit now and join the ranks of a smaller, more nimble and “nicer,” smaller company, you may unearth greater career happiness? Do you sense the the grass is greener on the other side of the fence?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you may wish to take a look at my current post over at U.S. News | On Careers, where I describe six key things to be aware of when considering transitioning to a small-company career. Please read the entire story, here: What to Consider Before Joining a Small Company.


3 Responses to “Is the Grass Greener Working at a Small Company?”

  1. Marianna says:

    Congratulations on your new assignment!

    In keeping with your analogy, the grass may need fertilizer; that oh-so-important balance of nutrients to help stimulate growth. Or, dry conditions may cause the grass to wither and choke.

    Sometimes, we’re fine where we are, but we may need a “boost”.

  2. Master Resume Writer says:

    Great analogies – and fun, too! Thanks Marianna! The idea of fertilizing our current landscape to give it a boost resonates!


  3. Susan says:

    Smaller companies have been glorified quite a bit, which is probably why they seem more appealing to people these days. People have to remember that smaller doesn’t necessarily mean warm, friendly, and efficient all the time, though.

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