If you were me, would you switch jobs?

My current job:

-It's a company the size of 200 to 500 people

-I kind of like the people there

-salary is $52,000

-This was my first job out of college and I've been here 6 months

A company that might give me an offer soon

-The company has about 20,000 employees 

-The job seems more closely related to my college major

-The salary would be $65,000

5 Answers

  • 10 months ago
    Favourite answer

    If you need more than $52,000 a year, then you have to switch or get a raise.

    If you can live on $52,000, then you can stay.

    If you don't need the extra $13,000, then it's better to work where you like the people than to have money that you don't need.

  • Kia
    Lv 5
    10 months ago

    Yes, take it. You get to learn the workings of a much larger organisation.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    For a 25% raise I would certainly consider it.  Is the new job in the same place or would you have to move?  Is there a significant difference to the cost of living, commute times, the overall benefits package?

  • 10 months ago

    Do you like what you are doing now?

    Do you enjoy being around the people you work with?

    - how does this compare to the new position.  You are at work 9-10 hours a day, likely more than with your family.  If you don't gel with the people you are around it may be miserable.

    Is the $65K all part of base comp?  If not, how much better is the base comp vs incentive pay?

    Yesterday you told us that the company you are with has provided you a lot of valuable training and development?  What about the new company?

    Are you ok being more specialized in the larger company vs in your current company where you get to do a larger variety of work?

    How do the benefits compare? 

    Have you spoken with your existing employer about the new opportunity

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  • 10 months ago

    Sure! it's more your thing plus more $$. Good luck!

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