Friday, January 29th, 2010
Big companies and small companies have both their advantages and disadvantages, and I have been fortunate to gain experience and obtain valuable tools from both along the way. So when I was posed with the question, “what do you think is the difference between working for a small company versus a big company?” It really got me thinking, “what are the differences?”
While large companies can have more resources, it can be more challenging to get things accomplished with the levels of management between you and the CEO. While smaller companies can provide a more family like environment and direct contact to the top, budgetary restrictions can at times be a challenge. Although, there is one resource they have in common regardless of size…their people.
When it comes to big companies versus small, I’m not suggesting one is better than the other, as many large companies successfully held onto this recipe for success. When you read Fortune magazine’s annual issue of the top 100 companies to work for, it probably won’t surprise you that this is not a deep seeded secret that their employees simply like what they do and want to go to work every day for a very good reason.
When I worked for a luxury hotelier I was always inspired by how the company was built from a passionate desire to provide their guests and employees the best experience possible even when it was no more than a roadside motel. I have also had the opportunity to work for a celebrity chef, whose attention to detail, customer service and his staff was personal and non-negotiable. All of these talented men and women had one thing in common; their employees and customers came first and were their most valuable resources, and they made it well known.
Simply put, this translates to a more positive experience for the client, who find they are working with people who are passionate about what they do, genuinely care and are detail oriented, thus providing the best possible experience. Whether it is a dinner for 50 or a reception for 400.
Having had a chance to work a few events and visit with current and prospective clients here at FantaSea, there is something to be said for a small, family owned company. As a company policy, “We Care!” You are not just a number here, each client is treated as a guest and each party is just as important as the next. It’s the personal attention that we give to each and every person here that sets us apart and makes this company the best choice for any event.