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Old 05-04-2012, 10:50 AM
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Hi all,


Would need some advice on whether I should take up the offer by one of the leading institutions in SG.

Im currently working as a Corporate Communications Exec in a semi-govt sector drawing about 2700 per month. Been working for this co for 2.5 years already and bonus has so far been good. Including AWS, its about 3.2 months in total. Working hours is pretty fixed, hardly any OTs. But the cons is there are too much back-stabbing in the office and career prospect is slim (the co has only 13 headcount).

I am now offered a job as a Snr Exec and the pay they offering me is 3100 per month. However, this job does not include AWS (i.e. 13th month) and understanding from people who work or have worked there before (from forums), the bonus are so-so only. Job scope wise would be pretty similar from what i'm currently doing too. Working hours are slightly longer (not that i mind). The pro is it is a big company albeit working in a small department.

i'm not in a dilemma as after working out the annual package, the package from both co are pretty much similar. i hope to hear some advice from people here since you might be more experienced than i am. Thanks in advance!

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Hi all,


Would need some advice on whether I should take up the offer by one of the leading institutions in SG.

Im currently working as a Corporate Communications Exec in a semi-govt sector drawing about 2700 per month. Been working for this co for 2.5 years already and bonus has so far been good. Including AWS, its about 3.2 months in total. Working hours is pretty fixed, hardly any OTs. But the cons is there are too much back-stabbing in the office and career prospect is slim (the co has only 13 headcount).

I am now offered a job as a Snr Exec and the pay they offering me is 3100 per month. However, this job does not include AWS (i.e. 13th month) and understanding from people who work or have worked there before (from forums), the bonus are so-so only. Job scope wise would be pretty similar from what i'm currently doing too. Working hours are slightly longer (not that i mind). The pro is it is a big company albeit working in a small department.

i'm not in a dilemma as after working out the annual package, the package from both co are pretty much similar. i hope to hear some advice from people here since you might be more experienced than i am. Thanks in advance!
Well, there's a possibility that the new place (non-government?) may not have as much office politics. You should give it a shot if this is your only offer currently. 2.5 years in a job is already longer than average.

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Well, there's a possibility that the new place (non-government?) may not have as much office politics. You should give it a shot if this is your only offer currently. 2.5 years in a job is already longer than average.
i concur with the person above since you're probably unhappy with the politics at your present company and it is unlikely that things will change. so change your environment instead.



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Work longer, same pay and even more politics from bigger co. Join for what?
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Your near term decisions should consider what you want to achieve in the middle and long term - money, work-life balance, time, job satification, career and personal development etc.
Office politics happen in many places, though the degree may vary across different companies. So do not assume there is no office politics in other companies. However, you should talk to more people to better understand the culture and people in your target new company.
Do not have the mentality that your current company or next company is the place that you will work for till retirement. Most important is to build up relevant experience to increase your market value to where you want to go to in the future. However, you may have to prioritize different aspects of your life with a clear long term target in view.


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