In a past OT day I posted a type of what the heck am I going to do with this degree kinda of thread.
Well I am still working on a degree but a management trainee position opened at the company I work for so I applied and I interview on Monday.
Heres the catch(es), the salary is about 15% less than I currently make, I have to be gone for 7 months at which time they will place me somewhere on the system. The system runs from Quebec to Miami, Eastern Seaboard to the Mississippi river.
I feel like the management experience I would get would be beneficial for my future, and I am almost ok with the salary cut but 7 months away from home (they do pay for you to come home 2 weekends per month) and then not knowing where I will end up has me a little concerned. They do provide a moving package when you are placed.
So how much is the management experience worth? My degree will be in Business with a concentration in project management. Is this SOP for other businesses?
Last edited by MMacallister; Mar. 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM.
If it is offered and you decline..........well you will have just sent a message that you are not management material.
I am assuming that the company has set up this training program to spot up and coming and likely take a more active role in advancing the careers of trainees. They will most likely also get other managers to mentor you.
You gotta pay those dues.
It also looks great on a resume should you ever jump ship.
Is this one of those rotational management development programs? Lots of large companies, especially in manufacturing and tech, have these types of programs. Those tend to be pretty well-regarded in industry and often considered a sign of a well-rounded business person. I applied for a few as a senior in college and they were very competitive and sought-after for both BS and MBA candidates (some ONLY take graduate degrees). Being an incumbent employee also might give you an advantage over outside candidates with better academic credentials.
I agree with skyking and think it would look good on your resume if you wanted to switch employers in the future too.
Do it. Management experience is always a plus, always!
I have the very long title of Fiscal Specialist Supervisor (I manage Cashiering and Receivables as well as do the accounting for receivables), I got the job because of my supervisory experience. I was only halfway through an Accounting degree! From here I can promote to Fiscal Analyst 4 or 5 and also Budget Analyst 3, 4, or 5. NICE pay rates for a junior in college
Being a manager or sup is the best but it can also be the worst some times but you will learn so much and the experience on a resume is invaluable.
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