Just wanted to get some thoughts on a predicament. I've just moved back to Asia and have 3 options that I am considering.
(1) A start-up advisory boutique started by some ex-Goldman/McKinsey guys. These guys started about 8 months ago.
(2) Network Planning at a national airline. Government owned, so career trajectory looks to be quite slow. Same for salary progression. But brand name strongest out of the 3 options.
(3) Off-shore arm of a US consulting firm. Work is for US clients, so am a bit worried about taking the back-seat to my opposite number in the US. Also, client interaction is gonna be minimal as local work is not really taken onboard.
Salary for (1) and (3) are in the same range.
Does name recognition matter at the junior level? Should I go for a company just because its brand equity is stronger even though the pay is shit?
How should I be deciding between the 3 options?