Starting pay and training at small vs large corporations?

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I'm graduating with my MS Finance in a few months and am looking for work in a corporate finance role (ideally FP&A or Treasury). I have been determined to get a job at a F500 due to higher advancement potential, and the possibility of relocating to numerous other locales. However, are there advantages to working at smaller/private companies? How does pay and training compare to what is typically offered at larger corporations? Other benefits/differences?

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Feb 19, 2019

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Feb 22, 2019

Do you have any professional work experience? Is the MScF a bolt on to your undergrad (meaning stayed an additional year to get the degree?)

Larger corps - Generally higher pay but not always, more room to advance, more opportunities for mentorships, better training programs, generally better benefits, easier to jump to other companies

Smaller Companies - more flexible, potential for larger impact - there are some cons here tho - namely it will be more difficult to land a role at a larger company, resources are more limited, may have to wear many hats.

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Feb 22, 2019