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I am not planning on going to business school for 3-4 years, but would like advice on a career move.

I've been working at Amazon on their retail teams for the past year and ~2 months doing vendor relationships/buying/marketing. I love the company and have a lot of responsibility in completely managing two large vendors/their businesses.

New opportunity - Ecommerce manager role at a small fashion/textile company that does ~$500M a year and 170 US employees. Responsibilities seem pretty similar but more impactful due to size of business (would be working pretty closely with VP). It's a business development role. Pay is ~1.6x current salary at Amazon (already very fair). The company is in the US and has factories in Latin American. Job location is more desirable. The company is not one I had heard of and does not seem to send man you people to get MBAs.

If I stay with Amazon I will likely receive a promotion early next year (i.e. Vendor or in stock manager). Does it make more sense to stay at Amazon or switch companies if I am aspiring to go to HBS/Wharton? Also, does leaving a company after a year and a few months look bad?

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Hi, and thanks for writing! Props to you for thinking ahead about your MBA plans and evaluating your career decisions accordingly. To address your questions:

- A career move can work in your favor if it involves 1. a significant pay increase 2. an increase in responsibility or promotion and 3. getting a step closer to your goals (in terms of specific skills or experiences). Speaking of which, any idea what you'd want to do post-MBA? That may help shape your decision, as it'll help you determine whether the new role will provide you with more relevant experience towards that
- Leaving after 1.3 years isn't necessarily a red flag, but you want to have a solid rationale for the move. Also, think carefully about when you want to enter school, to give yourself enough time to build relationships with your future recommenders. If you're expecting an early promotion and are generally happy at Amazon, it might make sense to stay and build a strong track record there prior to applying to a top bschool, as long as you continue learning new skills and getting more responsibility

I hope that helps! Let me know of any other questions :)

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Female, 23
Undergraduate - top 10 school (3.5 GPA)

I am not planning on going to business school for 3-4 years, but would like advice on a career move.

I've been working at Amazon on their retail teams for the past year and ~2 months doing vendor relationships/buying/marketing. I love the company and have a lot of responsibility in completely managing two large vendors/their businesses.

New opportunity - Ecommerce manager role at a small fashion/textile company that does ~$500M a year and 170 US employees. Responsibilities seem pretty similar but more impactful due to size of business (would be working pretty closely with VP). It's a business development role. Pay is ~1.6x current salary at Amazon (already very fair). The company is in the US and has factories in Latin American. Job location is more desirable. The company is not one I had heard of and does not seem to send man you people to get MBAs.

If I stay with Amazon I will likely receive a promotion early next year (i.e. Vendor or in stock manager). Does it make more sense to stay at Amazon or switch companies if I am aspiring to go to HBS/Wharton? Also, does leaving a company after a year and a few months look bad?

Thanks!

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New post 23 Aug 2017, 16:43
Thanks so much for your reply!!

The new job would be almost double my base salary and would allow me the opportunity to do business internationally as part of the company is in Central America (something I am very interested in). I think post MBA I am looking to go into consulting and work on business strategy and development, something I can get from this role. My interest right now is in business growth and helping impact it, something I feel would be achieved at a smaller company.

I just want to make sure leaving a we'll known company for a small private one won't be looked upon unfavorably.

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