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Old 11-19-2015, 01:24 PM
 
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I recently was approached, met with and offered a job at another company (same industry, different sector).

Here is how the breakdown goes.

Offer is 14% higher than my current salary
Offer has a higher 401k match than current
Same vacation as current
Offer has better title than current and more room to grow (bigger company)
Potential for bonus is larger in the offer than my current
Insurance is better than current
Offer includes monthly car allowance and fuel card. Current offers nothing
Training is offered at offer. Current has minimal if any.

What to do?

I really like my current company, the treat me well but what scares me is the upside potential here. I had a goal of where I want to be at a certain age and this is on the right track.

The new company works in a different realm of the industry, one I have worked in before. It's very interesting but what intrigues me most about the offer is it is more of a manager level with better training

Anyone ever been in a certain situation like this, please offer advice.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It seems everything says the new job is better but you are hesitant because your old job has been nice to you. I see absolutely no reason to stay at your old job. This one is a no-brainer. Take the job.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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It seems everything says the new job is better but you are hesitant because your old job has been nice to you. I see absolutely no reason to stay at your old job. This one is a no-brainer. Take the job.
That is the type of straight up answer I was looking for. You are right I am very hesitant because they have been so nice to me.

Thank you.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:03 PM
 
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I agree that it sounds like you should take the job. Meanwhile, make sure you leave your current job on great terms. Do everything you can to ensure a smooth transition. Thank them for the opportunity and for being a great company. Let them know that you're only leaving because you want to try out a management level position to see if that's a good path for you (pick something that they can't offer you). If things don't work out at the new job, you may have the opportunity to go back to the old job. If there are no hard feelings and you don't mind admitting to them that management wasn't for you (regardless of whether this is the reason you don't like the new place), you may be able to go back without any problems. I've not only seen others do this successfully; I've done it once myself.
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Old 11-20-2015, 05:34 AM
 
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You like your job, you like your co-workers, and you don't want to leave your comfort zone, which is perfectly normal. I think you know what you need to do if you are interested in career progression.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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In this economy the only way to get a substantial salary increase without going into management is to change companies.

If I were you, I'd go for it.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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Thank you all for your advice and perspective.

I do like this company and the people, but the benefits (both $ and opportunity) seem to be greater at the other. In fact, I left this company a couple years ago and we re-hired when they had an opening. I've been back with them for 3+ years.

The other company is very stable and actually deals in a more stable market (non political).

I spoke to a family member who was very high up in a large company and he said take it. The growth and my personal goals are met with this new position.
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:10 AM
 
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you should take the offer if you are confident you can do the job. All of the aspects in the offer are better, so what is really holding you back is your own fear. You can get fired at any moment, regardless of how long you have been at a company - make sure you have a plan.

If it were me, i would take the offer - save the 14% and extra bonus until you're comfortable in your role
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Old 11-21-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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How long have you been at your current job?
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:09 PM
 
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How long have you been at your current job?
3 years.
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