Quote Originally Posted by Softway View Post
World is not black or White. There are lots of others things in the middle.
It would give me much more options inside my "company", it can works as a transition path as the retirement approaching (I do not want retire in fact but only reduce the speed). Besides that, I can teach and do research until my mind give up. My "company" has close ties with academy here in my country and some friends do research, publishing at good journals.
As I stated at the begining language is a serious barrier in my case, but I can improve...
Those options in your company are unlikely to be much different if you did a lower ranked program outside the US. US programs take at least five years in 99.99999999% of cases.