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Ep207: SME vs MNC - Where should I work?

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the pros and cons of working in an SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) compared to an MNC (Multinational Corporation) and her strategy for deciding the best time to transition between the two.

 

Highlights

[00:00] ⏳ The podcast discusses the pros and cons of working in an SME versus an MNC.

[01:45] βš–οΈ Working in an SME allows for more learning opportunities and skills development due to the smaller team size.

[03:25] πŸš€ Working in an SME requires adaptability, flexibility, and independence, as there is often limited guidance available.

[05:20] 🌐 Working in an MNC offers more structure, clear processes, and guidance, which may suit individuals who prefer a structured environment.

[07:10] πŸ’Ό Working in an MNC provides more opportunities for career growth, mobility, and salary increments.

[09:00] πŸ”’ The risk of working in an MNC is getting trapped at the same career level if one does not actively seek visibility and communicate value.

[11:15] πŸ”„ The recommended long-term strategy is to explore opportunities in both SMEs and MNCs, ensuring skills are transferable and adaptable.

[13:30] πŸ“ˆ Individuals working in SMEs should implement structure and focus on efficiency and effectiveness to ease the transition to an MNC.

[15:45] πŸ’Ό Individuals working in MNCs should focus on meeting KPIs and seeking internal opportunities to grow their career and income.

[18:00] πŸ”„ Transitioning from an MNC to an SME can be a new challenge for those seeking a more hands-on role or a fresh start.

 

Key Insights

[01:45] πŸš€ Working in an SME allows for more learning and skill development opportunities due to the smaller team size. However, adaptability, flexibility, and independence are crucial qualities for success in this environment.

[07:10] πŸ’Ό Working in an MNC provides a structured environment with clear processes and guidance. It offers more opportunities for career growth, mobility, and salary increments. However, individuals need to actively seek visibility and communicate value to avoid getting stuck at the same career level.

[11:15] πŸ”„ Exploring opportunities in both SMEs and MNCs is a recommended long-term strategy. It helps individuals develop transferable skills and adaptability, increasing their chances of success in both environments.

[13:30] πŸ“ˆ Individuals working in SMEs should focus on implementing structure, efficiency, and effectiveness to ease the transition to an MNC. This includes better work planning and learning how to communicate value.

[15:45] πŸ’Ό Individuals working in MNCs should prioritize meeting KPIs and seeking internal opportunities to grow their career and income. This includes actively seeking new challenges and adding value to their resume.

[18:00] πŸ”„ Transitioning from an MNC to an SME can be a new challenge for those seeking a more hands-on role or a fresh start. It provides an opportunity to start from the ground up and be more involved in day-to-day operations.

 

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