So, you’ve got your degree in hand, and you want to launch your career as a cosmetic chemist with the right company. Or, maybe you’re thinking about making a change after several years in a workplace that just doesn’t fit your goals or personality. Either way, this infographic, inspired by an article by Chemists Corner’s Perry Romanowski, gives you the in and outs of working for small and large companies so you can weigh your options and choose the company size that suits you.
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- If you work for a large company, you’ll likely share the responsibility for a finished product with other individuals or groups. At a small company, you’ll be responsible for the entire finished product.
- If you want your own equipment, a corporate library at your fingertips and access to paid online resources, a large company might be for you.
- While overall compensation might be better at a large company, a small company might have more flexibility to give larger raises.
- Office politics and a large pool of potential mentors might be intimidating for some. If you want to focus on your work and learning, a small company will likely pair you up with an experienced formulator with whom you’ll work directly.
- If you thrive on creativity and pitching new product ideas, you’ll be more at home in a small company. Larger companies may have a culture that calls for years of relationship building before your ideas get heard.
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