They are often big companies to work for. Some of these companies are so consistent with their annual revenues that they understand that their workforce is the key to their success. Many of the top 500 companies on the Fortune list are included in CNN Money's list of the 100 best companies to work for. The Fortune 500 are synonymous with a true corporate environment.
Large offices, senior managers and national or even international business operations. Starting your career in one of these companies requires a lot of self-motivation and hard work. And that's just the beginning, it's even more work once you work there. It seems that one in five posts on Medium is about how you can escape your 9-to-5 job by starting and growing your secondary activity (s).
There is nothing wrong with engaging in a side activity with the hope of one day achieving financial independence. . But let's not pretend that working 9 to 5 has no advantages. Especially if this job is for a large, established corporation.
After graduating from college, I worked for more than 2 years at a Fortune 500 company and earned many benefits, five of which I will share here. Okay, this may not be true for all Fortune 500 companies. This one doesn't stand out as much, but having worked in companies that offered limited or no benefits was a very valuable advantage. We had the typical 401K, in which the company matched 50% of your contribution to a certain extent.
And if you produced quality work, they rewarded you for it. In the 26 or so months that I was there, I received two salary increases and a bonus big enough to buy a decent used car (well, not in today's economy, but you get the point). If you live and breathe entrepreneurship and wake up every day motivated to start your own business, working 9 to 5 at a Fortune 500 company (or any other company) probably doesn't seem attractive to you at all. But if you're looking for work and you've been devouring dozens of articles about why 9-to-5 jobs and big companies are bad and should be avoided at all costs, I thought it would be fair to highlight the many benefits offered by a large corporation like the Fortune 500 company I worked for.
After creating your resume and references, landing your dream job at a Fortune 500 company seems like a huge achievement. Instead, I encourage anyone who works at a Fortune 500 company or who aspires to work for one to master the art of balance. HP, ranked 182nd worldwide according to Fortune, was chosen by Lensa as the best company with an overall score of 9.1.The second place for Lensa was the energy company Chevron, with a score of 9.17; Fortune places it in 75th place. Among the companies that ranked last among Lensa's 50 best companies to work for were Lockheed Martin, Honeywell International and Wells Fargo.
But just because they're some of the best performing companies in the world doesn't mean they're necessarily great places to work. In this context, Lensa decided to explore the pros and cons of working in the world's largest companies. All of these things make a good employer a good employer and ensure that companies on the Fortune 500 list and beyond can continue to attract and retain top talent in the current war for talent. Beyond that, I realized that balance must be prioritized when working in a Fortune 500 company.
In general, Fortune 500 companies pay their staff well, although they pay their CEOs much, much better. .