➽ When you are in a smaller firm, you know everyone and obviously they know you. From a small office assistant to the CEO, everyone is familiar with one another. This builds a strong relation between you and your colleagues and a direct relation with the head of the company.
➽ You will get the opportunity to learn about each and every section of the operation/process.
➽ You will get more exposure, as you will get the chance to interact with the client directly.
➽ You can develop your skills and can actually find your area of interest.
➽ In smaller companies, you get the chance to work independently and can report to the head directly.
➽ Your work will be recognized faster and you will be rewarded at every step.
➽ You will get the opportunity to know in and out of the company, and your suggestions and ideas will always be invited and valued.
➽ More responsibilities will be handed over to you and you will come out as a person who is good at multitasking.
➽ Promotions will be quick, which will soon take you to a higher post.
➽ The competition would be comparatively less, because of lesser number of employees.
➽ Though you are more likely to get early promotions, it may not help you in career progression.
➽ You will definitely have to multitask, however, the level of work allotted to you completely depends upon your boss.
➽ You will get to interact with a limited number of people. Though you may develop a good rapport with them, you may not get the experience of working in a big team.
➽ When the people are less, mistakes are noticed more clearly. Hence, you will be at a higher risk of getting caught if you do any blunders, which will, by default, affect your job security.
➽ You may be recognized in the company for various assignments, but these will not add any value to your resume.
➽ There will be very few formal training sessions as the employees are less.
➽ There will be less established procedures which can slow down the work. This may lead to chaos at the time of deadlines.
➽ You may not get similar benefits, perks, etc., that you expect from a big company.
➽ Some companies have set office hours, but the ones that do not, may expect you to work longer and harder. You may be asked to finish the work in whatever time it takes.