Are banking product managers (or people who work at big legacy firms) undesirable to FANGS?

US Bank MasterFlap
Aug 6, 2018 9 Comments

10yr experience as a product manager (consumer channels) at various top banks (also former consultant at big 4) but I’ve gotten zero interest from tech firms big or small. Trying to figure out if it’s just me or if there’s a larger trend and perhaps what some of you can recommend to improve attractiveness.

* edited original question to include big legacy institutions not just banking.

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  • Facebook / Other
    Uskaodbe

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    It’s probably more of a culture concern than an experience issue. People in banking are used to a very hierarchical command structure and a top down approach to projects and workflow. That being said, I have worked alongside plenty of people who came from banking and finance, so maybe you just need a referral or to network more.
    Aug 6, 20181
    • Intuit suA2FS
      Agree with above. Also, because of regulations / culture etc banks are know to move notoriously slow. Hence the rise of Fintech
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Amazon / EngTroll Food
    You will likely be significantly levelled down but still make more money.
    Aug 6, 20180
  • Vencore JYjr34
    Maybe their profiles present a better candidate? Try changing up how your profile!
    Aug 6, 20182
    • US Bank MasterFlap
      OP
      This will sound crazy... but I wrote their profile!!! Hence why I’m convinced being in banking for FANGS isn’t taken seriously. I’m vastly oversimplifying - but perhaps the question to ask is what perception do FANGs (and potentially start-ups) in the Bay Area have of large legacy institutions and the people who work for them?
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Zillow Group / Eng
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      Exactly what you just said? Legacy.
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Zillow Group / Eng
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    What role are you applying for?
    Aug 6, 20182
    • Obviously product manager
      Aug 6, 2018
    • US Bank MasterFlap
      OP
      I meant in general, I get ZERO inquiries on LinkedIn... I have friends in peripheral industries that STILL get inquiries from Google/Apple despite me having stronger tech background and more management experience.
      Aug 6, 2018

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