Deciding between two offers

Hi guys,

Got two offers in strategic finance recently. 

1.Tech company, late series (E-G), IPO in 2-3 years, Unicorn status. 

  1. Public manufacturing company within O&G and Clean Energy space. 

Both are high growth. Pay is roughly the same (options at tech company, bonus at manufacturing). 

Skewing towards tech because I think getting that experience from going private to public is extremely useful and I can potentially just rinse and repeat with other start ups. However, I feel like I won't have as much of a say given it's a tech company and engineers are the BSDs. In manufacturing, I will be involved in all aspects of the business and can definitely have a more strategic input and drive the direction of the company. 

Appreciate any insight. 

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Nov 12, 2021 - 10:23pm

Not really understanding your logic. If you feel that you won't have say at the tech company because it's "run by engineers", then you definitely won't have say at the public company, because not only will it be "run by operations", but you'll naturally be more siloed because the company is presumably bigger and have more structure. 

I would vouch for Option 1 by a long shot. The funding / IPO experience you would get is second to none, and you'd be joining at the sweet spot for tech. Good luck. 

Nov 12, 2021 - 11:35pm

I generally think that at non-tech firms, finance has more of a say given you can actually dive deep into your costs of each product and maximize profit at the unit level. Also, I'll be the only finance manager.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Nov 13, 2021 - 4:14pm

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