Advantages of working in a small company are-
- You get to see the entire project lifecycle upclose which is very important. Amidst few people, it's easier to learn (and grow).
- You get to know every individuals work list in the team and how it's handled.
- You have (in most cases) direct access to the project manager- you volunteer to learn more
- Easier access to information and knowledge from the team- you know everyone by their first names.
- You are valued for your skill and chances are they're not a lot of people with the same skill set.
- You have more creative freedom and you don't have to go through one layer after the other to get your ideas to work.
- Greater exposure- to clients, to work- you name it!
- Your have chances of your work getting noticed.
Most of it comes from my experince in working with a small company, while I would love to work for a Fortune 500 company , I think being here and doing what I do has given me much more exposure that would have taken me perhaps years to get had I started with a bigger name.
So, if you want to know more about Project Management and see it first hand before commiting and deciding to enroll in a degree/certification, getting into a small company might help.
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