Did you ever aspire for a dream company?
What is a dream company? And what are the parameters?
I remember a conversation that I had with the director at my B-school.
I was the placement rep and we were having some discussions around placement season.
Somewhere in the conversation, I said “ All the good companies will go by then”.
The director retorted “ define a good company to me”.
And I was left speechless.
7 years later, I have some clarity.
Most people in their early careers long for dream companies.
And the parameters are pretty straightforward; brand, money, growth opportunities, etc
But most dream companies are dream companies because they have a good brand
And more often than not this “brand” is created through the awesome products/services that the company offers
Does that mean any company that has awesome products and services and buzz in the market should qualify as an awesome workplace or a dream company?
I don’t think so.
After all, you will be working with people that follow some processes under some leadership.
These three elements will be common everywhere.
A good/dream company might be awesome in one of the areas but not all.
And a dream is no longer a dream when it comes true 🙂
Realities might be starkly different from the dream.