Bored and Unhappy at Microsoft

Microsoft Juk
Feb 10 10 Comments

I want to go external, and I want Product Management experience. Currently a 61 PM.

Applied via career site to several Product Management positions at:

Amazon
Google
Netflix
Splunk
Facebook

No bites after a week. I do very well in interviews, I just need that first call!

Suggestions? Am I not looking at the right places? Do I need a recruiter to expedite things?

I genuinely want to be happy, build awesome software, and manage something really cool.

Don’t care about location.

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TOP 10 Comments
  • Microsoft DumplingDu
    Sounds like you need to polish up your resume and/or start networking to get referrals (real ones, not like those dingdongs who ask for random referrals here).

    Also, (you forgot) TC or GTFO!
    Feb 10 0
  • Microsoft Juk
    OP
    Honestly, I’m stuck in an organization that is coasting. My fear is that this will affect my trajectory. I do not want to collect a paycheck for a living. I want to be an a fast paced, exciting atmosphere.
    Feb 10 2
    • Microsoft Juk
      OP
      In
      Feb 10
    • New thst
      Can you DM me? I have some questions about the PM role
      Feb 10
  • Amazon
    jerky

    Amazon

    BIO
    Yo-yo
    jerkymore
    Do not come to Amazon.
    Feb 10 2
    • Microsoft Juk
      OP
      Care to elaborate? Or is this the typical “culture sucks” type deal?
      Feb 10
    • Amazon
      jerky

      Amazon

      BIO
      Yo-yo
      jerkymore
      Dog eats dog culture. You will get to learn a lot and honestly I had the best product management experience at Amazon. However, this come at a price - politics is rampant, you have to constantly prove your worth, and you are just a number (PMs are easily replaceable with IVY league MBAs).
      Feb 10
  • Airbnb tcorgfo
    Sounds like you belong to Airbnb dm me pls
    Feb 10 0
  • New thst
    How is being a PM at Microsoft? What don’t you like about it?
    Feb 10 0