By Neya Abdi on May 22, 2017 10:04:44 AM
Startups are all the rage right now, but there's still something to be said about working for a multinational company. The experience, the diversity, and the high stakes all make for an interesting work environment. Awesome company culture has become a key feature in the ID of modern businesses. While organizational structures differ from company to company, most people who’ve worked for a global business can identify with these five perks.
1. A diverse Work Environment
Multinational companies hire staff from different countries and even employees from the host country likely have global experience or speak multiple languages.
This sort of a diverse work environment provides daily opportunities to learn other customs, engage in cultural dialogue, and become informed about international politics without even booking a flight. Engaging in cultural exchange is as simple as striking up a conversation with someone in the break room.
A diverse work environment doesn’t just enrich company culture. It increases an organization’s bottom line as well since different viewpoints and ideas lead to creativity and problem-solving.
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2. Opportunity for International Travel
A multinational company offers exciting international travel opportunities. Of course, business trips are still work. You’re there to represent the company’s interests abroad after all. But these trips give you the chance to explore a new city in between meetings, quickly adapt to cultural norms while conducting business, and pick up a second or third language if you regularly visit the same region.
And of course, there’s the sweet deal of earning travel rewards on a ticket your company will reimburse you for.
3. Room for Global Advancement
Working for a multinational company inspires the confidence it takes to relocate to another country. And if you love the company you’re working for, moving to another country can be as simple as searching for international job openings within your organization. Your company may even come to you with the opportunity to relocate depending on how badly an international office needs your expertise or experience. In these cases, all of your relocation expenses (and sometimes part of your living expenses) are covered.
4. Fantastic Experience For Future Job Opportunities
Today’s employers are eager to snap up qualified candidates with global experience. Someone who already has experience managing international projects or traveling several times a year can easily transition into a new role at a multinational firm.
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5. An Extensive and Valuable Network
Perhaps the most underrated part about working at a multinational company is the network one builds. Employees who build genuine relationships with their colleagues and business contacts wind up with a rich, diverse, and international network.
This valuable network makes itself useful in unexpected ways. Whether an employee moves to another country, wants to break into a new industry or wishes to create their own startup, they can tap into their contacts to access the people and knowledge they need.
Multinational companies offer diverse workplaces that create the conditions for innovation and creativity. But they also do more than that. They provide employees with international work experience, opportunities, and networks that can take their career to the next level.
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