From Steamboat to Speedboat: 3 Reasons I’m Glad I Jumped Ship From a “Big Four” Agency
Accepting an offer from SFC Group was a no-brainer. I was impressed by their work and excited to spend my days with the talented creatives I interviewed with. But one thing had me a little nervous: I was leaving a team of at least 500 to join a team of 26, and I knew the jump would require some real cultural adjustment.
Of course, every new job has a transitional period, but I’d never worked for an agency as small as SFC before. After reading a dozen blog posts about “small agency life,” I realized no amount of research could prepare me for the real thing. I’d just have to dive in, swim for a few months, and see what happened.
Three months later, I’m happy to say I made the right decision. SFC is streamlined in ways I could only dream of, and it’s already offering me creative opportunities that only came along once or twice a year at my previous agencies.
I could keep going, but I always complain about listicles with long intros and I’m at serious risk of contributing to the problem. So, without further ado, here are three reasons I’m glad I jumped ship from an advertising steamboat to an advertising speedboat.