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[Grad Job] Choose Startup or Large Corporation; Trainee Programme or Regular Position?

Francis
Francis

讀緊 final year supply chain management 嘅來緊我6月就要開始返工。但係我到依家都掙扎緊要邊份offer 好。。。希望大家都可以俾啲意見😵‍💫


Offer 1: Flexport Supply Chain Operations Specialist. 

  • 一間2013 係美國成立,雖然依家發展到係唔同國家都有offices,但佢地都好強調佢地 startup 嘅背景🤣。(for argument sake, 當佢係startup 先啦🤣)
  • 最主要都係做 Air Freight 所以都主要會去機場返工 (have overnight shift duty but still Mon-Fri normal working hours),但都會有機會係港島嘅corporate office 到返工。
  • 成個interview 過程 + 自己上網research 都覺得個 workplace culture 係比較少hierarchy,young 啲嘅公司。
  • salary + compensation 係目前我所有 offers 中算最好。


Offer 2: Ocean Network Express (ONE) GT

  • 前身由3間日本船公司合併為一。雖然個係新公司,HQ 都去做Singapore,但背後有一段歷史。日本嘅 workplace culture 係 interview 時唔係好覺得,但相信都存在緊 (HK director 係日本人)
  • 2-year Programme 係 4~5 個department 到做rotations (final round interview 亦都見曬咁多位supervisors)
  • salary + compensation 我覺得都屬於average
  • 都感覺到間公司有好好嘅structure,都有比自由度我係program 內去揀department 做rotation + passing 之後揀想入邊個department 繼續發展


兩個offers 入面都冇咩deal breakers。自己都想explore 唔同範疇嘅工作,所以都冇乜明確嘅preference。自己都有學 Anthony 咁上LinkedIn & Glassdoor research 啲exit opportunities & etc.🤣 望落好似 flexport 會有多啲variety,而ONE 多數都係internal promotion。自己都覺得flexport 嘅culture 好似啱我多啲。而且係startup 發展嘅機會會比大公司更多?


但好多時都聽人講第一份工好重要 (include salary)!咁係咪變相要留意多啲偏向大公司嘅offer?因為出名啲? High salary 嘅機會都高啲? 將來轉工/轉行都容易啲?(來緊都會有大公司 interview e.g. CMI final in & FedEx 1st interview)


Moreover, GT / MT programme 對於 fresh grad 係未來career 嘅幫助係咪會更大?好多時都會話GT MT 個career progression 會更快,升職都會考慮左你先? (performance 當然另計) 相比之下,regular position 嘅progression 又會唔會慢過GT / MT?


之前都因為salary + compensation 原因決定 withdraw 一間公司嘅GT programme,依家有個都OK嘅GT offer 都想問一問意見先再決定。


Thanks in advance for all the suggestions! 🙇‍♂️

編輯於2021年05月23日

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
hi Francis, I've read your comments.
I think of course the salary right after you graduate is an attractive factor. I'm not sure about the startup you are talking about, but I think one point to consider is the salary increment for different firms

GT/ big Corps usually have defined salary progression, while startup is not always that defined. Better research on your potential salary maybe 2-4 years into the company.

But salary concerns aside, I think it's wise to prioritise learning opportunities because you will have enough money in your middle/ late career anyways. I see it as an investment and delayed gratification haha 😂 
編輯於2021年05月23日

別人叫我太SoHin | Anthony@OnGrad
別人叫我太SoHin | Anthony@OnGrad
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Hey Francis! 恭喜晒拎到兩邊offer😉 拜托幫忙分享一下一interview experience幫我哋幫幫下屆啦🙇🏻‍♂️🙇🏻‍♂️http://bit.ly/InterviewStatus

多謝晒你咁詳細嘅分享,絕對幫到我哋去分享應該點幫忙衡量兩邊offer。先講結論,我個人係建議你揀Flexport 果邊嘅,原因主要係因為career path嘅可塑性比較大,除咗可以喺supply chain行業內繼續晉升,更有可能幫你撘到路入tech界添,因為Flexport都係一間幾出名幾大型嘅"start-up"👍🏻由於喺香港唔係話真係有咁多年請人歷史,但都搵到以下嘅例子同你分享一下:
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Source: LinkedIn

當然我都好認同Jeffrey大哥嘅睇法,其實都仲有唔少other than "benefits"同"GT Programme this title"嘅因素需要考慮,尤其公司culture同果種startup vibe其實都會令Flexport較為吸引👍🏻
編輯於2021年05月24日
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