There are two types of companies out there. The giant multinational corporations and the smaller sole owner proprietorships which are limited to a specific geographical area or region. The two companies and their cultures are as different as they do business and the types of products or services each has in offer. Thus, the benefits and drawbacks of each too vary with each. Here are a few fun benefits of working at a large corporation.
Unlike in small companies, large corporations do business with other large corporations to cater all your needs. Frequent parties and corporate dinner and dance entertainments are planned in celebration of a deal, a success, a merger or to promote certain aspects of the business, between these companies and thus, a very active social life is built up around the work crowd. They also encourage team building activities such as quiz nights, day outs and trips to help encourage working together. Unlike in small companies where people are in frequent contact with each other, in large companies there is less interaction between people and thus, these small social gatherings outside of work become important to sustain and improve the work output of its employees.
The Networking Capabilities
As mentioned before, large corporations do business with other such large and prominent corporations or with a large number of small corporations. Thus, the areas and possibilities for networking within and outside of the company are immense. One of the key aspects of corporate events is not to watch samba dancers in Singapore, rather to walk around and talk to people in order to build a stronger network of clients. Unlike in smaller companies, the exposure one is opened out to is far greater.
If you are working at a company that does business with over-seas companies, the possibility of being sent to these countries on business trips is fairly high. Unlike the small scale companies which do not have the resources or need to send its employees on such trips, the larger corporations promote this form as it helps improve business through physical communication as well as promoting employee satisfaction and empowerment.
Culture within the Office
The culture within the office is very different from company to company based on the ethos encouraged by its superiors. In most small scale companies there is a higher sense of belonging and family rather than what is found in large corporations. In large corporations this is rarely seen as the number of people increase and their roles become more specialized and diverse.