I recently had an interview for an ETW position, the contract is 1 year, the manager seems interested in me and she keeps saying how many white badges merge to black badge in the end, she said 90%. What is the truth about the transition from white badge to black badge, does it happen a lot? Or it just BS.... Thanks
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Yeah 90% seems pretty high. As the others have said it depends on the group you’re with (are they expanding or flat?), the job you do, how well you are liked and how good of a job you do.
I can give a story of what NOT to do, as one ETW in our team did: decline to do work because “this is just a temporary job until I find a black badge role somewhere.” He didn’t last long.
Work hard and show your value and it might work. But what he said is BS. They never know what is going to happen. Especially now with the new ORG structure, there are many rumors about massive layoffs and black badges becoming white badges.
Really depends on the org & fiscal climate. It's often just a carrot dangled but it can happen...just work hard at being really well-liked. That helps.