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Old 13-09-2013, 01:52 PM
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1 word of advice, never join this kind of SME. The guy is just looking for someone dumb enough to accept low pay and do work. I've seen so many of such nonsense from these cheapskate local businessmen.

If he really value you to do serious work, he will not stinge on the 20% pay cut and talk nonsense like promise to "review" your pay after some time.

I mean how much are you paid now? I estimate at most 10k? So he's willing to save just 2k to get a sub par person with no exp to do such supposed strategic high level work?

This kind of of market cap is not even equivalent to a local sales office of a big MNC, the FC is probably just local Finance Manager calibre in bigger companies.

Do not be blinded by all that nonsense about Asian exposure. Being involved in a $1 billion Singapore project as a small fry easily beats whatever you can learn by tagging along in a Asia $1 million project doing odd jobs.

Also note that once you are labeled as SME pedigree, it is very difficult to get back into MNC. Generally if a MNC wants to hire an analyst, they will not get someone with a few years in some never heard before SME whose pay is not even half of their budget.

Caveat emptor.

Originally Posted by chitchatbox88 View Post
Hi out to all, thanks for the reply. The company is indeed very small in size. Market cap 100+ Million.

Just for your info, this role has been created, it is not a replacement role. Secondly, the finance team is just up, so I will be working closely with my GM and my FC. We are talking about 3 persons for the whole finance/investment team. I did question how much accounting work I will be handling, but they mentioned that they have a team of accounting staffs and they handles the company accounting matters.

I do know the range of financial analyst pay is very wide and this position require a lot of credentials. I did pose the hiring manager a question, this role seems looking out for person with at least 3-4 years of relevant experience to do it, but why are you looking out for people with only 1-2 years of experience? He answered he is looking for someone younger who is willing to "get dirty" with some of the work. Getting dirty as part of my job requires me to literally gets dirty.

I see that job as a rare opportunity as I can work closely with the GM and FC. Plus its something which I want to do and have interest in.

The Hiring manager did tell me that he will adjust my pay upon my completion of my probation and will re-assess it using my performance.
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