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Reason for making a switch

Nitin Nigam
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Joined: Jul 03, 2006
Posts: 129
Hello friends,
This is for those who have switched their job at least once (are planning for a switch).
Apart from money what were(would be) the reason that (will) lead you to chang the job.

In my case, i looked for a bigger Brand Name and More Professional Environment.


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ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 3830
... fed up with the project, my skills are not getting utilized properly, other company is making good offer, work also seems good there, might get onsite too... so want to quit.
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 824
Many factors Like Big brand, Better infrastructure, More onsite opportunities and quality of work


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James Wenchen
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 42
Have a feeling that you are not recognised for your efforts in your project, doing reduntant work that doesn't challenge your skills, good percentage of hike from your present salary coupled with onsite chances, work also seems to be much more interesting there...


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RaviKumar Ramachandran
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 3
Good brand name, pay and onsite..actually regarding work we cannot say anything because what if the work there,even though it is interesting, is much worse than your present one?
will you again shift back to your previous employer..?
James Wenchen
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
Posts: 42
Originally posted by RaviKumar Ramachandran:
Good brand name, pay and onsite..actually regarding work we cannot say anything because what if the work there,even though it is interesting, is much worse than your present one?
will you again shift back to your previous employer..?


Well then you get the extra money for doing the same thing.. Of course work completely depends on the projects you are put in... I was quoting an example like say you were in support for a while and was fed up with it and the other company offers you a chance in development
[ September 13, 2006: Message edited by: James Wenchen ]
Maureen Augustus
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Joined: Aug 18, 2006
Posts: 72
At my last company (not one you'll ever hear about, so I won't bother with the name), the president told the head of the Development team that "I think every company hates its IT department."


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Shallen Kaistha
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Joined: Jun 27, 2005
Posts: 21
Most common reason for switch is Immediate reporting Manager ?

What do you guys think apart from the reasons people have given above.

Thanks
Shallen
Sumit Chopra
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 176
Originally posted by Shallen Kaistha:
Most common reason for switch is Immediate reporting Manager ?



Agreed.
Rajesh Patel
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Joined: Aug 14, 2006
Posts: 54
personal reasons ?


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louise rochford
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Joined: Apr 04, 2002
Posts: 119
I think if you've been in the same place all your working life, you don't have the same breadth of experience as you would if you'd moved a couple of times. I decided to make the move after 5 years in my first job, even though the job itself was fine. I think it really helps to work with different sets of people (who have different experience) & for different companies (who have different standards). Obviously this can be taken too far - your cv isn't going to look good if you constantly move round every 6 moths - what belief will a new employer have that you're going to stick around & pay off any training etc they invest in you if you haven't before.
Also after you've worked in a handful of places, you've probably seen enough of a range of environments to be able to make experienced judgement calls as appropriate.
M Movilogo
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Joined: Feb 17, 2006
Posts: 63
less than 3 years exp => salary, brand name, better technology, onsite opportunity, my friend is going there
3-6 years exp => core technology, family reason, more responsibility, better job role
6+ year exp => change of lifestyle [no long hours], want to be boss in small co rather than run of the mill in large co

Usually switching every 3-4 years is considered good in the industry.
Ganpi Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 160
Try out consulting after being a fulltime employee for quite sometime! This could be a reason too.
 
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