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Diversity

EPAM SystemsIvPd80
Jul 9

Just joined a FANG company. All my team mates are Chinese. Literally, all of them. Dont have anything against Chinese in general but it is kind of weird situation.

Where is diversity?

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  • Google / EngGDcaY89
    Diversity is in the company as a whole, between the individual teams. You have your Indian teams, Chinese teams, Euro teams, even mixed teams. Pick whatever color of the rainbow you like to join.
    Jul 91
    • Amazon / EngThdhkhfu
      This is so correct yet to me so strange.
      Jul 9
  • Mixed team here. So much better. I wont let managers who report to me create monocultures. Don't know why I seem to be the only one who believes that these monoethnic teams are a bad thing.
    Jul 93
    • MicrosoftGjcgg66
      You won't let managers create monocultures? What are you, some sort of mafia boss or kingpin?
      Jul 10
    • What are you, one of those Indian managers who only hires Indians? Or one of those Chinese managers who only hires Chinese?
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft / Eng
      Goldenretr

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      Goldenretrmore
      I loved working in a mixed team. If it is all Indian team or all Chinese team, there is no point of having them in US. My team was the best team in our group and everyone in our group knew that. We didn’t have any two from the same country. This brings lots of benefit you didn’t realize before and people learn so much and are happier because there is little room for politics.
      Jul 10
  • MicrosoftYhujk
    R u Chinese? If not, you are a diversity hire!
    Jul 91
    • EPAM SystemsIvPd80OP
      I am European
      Jul 10
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Goldenretr

    MicrosoftEng

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    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    Goldenretrmore
    I have a feeling you are an Indian with 95% confidence. Only Indians have been specifically pointing out Chinese and complain about them in Blind as if this is only done by Chinese. In general, this happens to non Indians more as Indians are majority in tech.

    Bad news for you and all of us in tech:
    Everyone from developing countries does it. It doesn’t matter what your race or ethnicity is. Chinese do that. Indians do that. Russians do that. Real minorities in tech can’t do that due to too small number but I am pretty sure they would do that too if number reaches threshold.

    Education is the key to this problem to make you realize you perhaps have unconscious bias and need to avoid creating monolithic culture but that only happens in a few developed countries only. People from developed countries generally tend to avoid the same kind knowing this (they also have racists and the likes but percentage is lower). People from developing world tend to think they know the talent and are objective and end up hiring and promoting the same kind of people. Developing countries don’t afford these kind of education but many people in tech don’t seem like admitting this and try to educate Americans instead.

    With glass half full mindset: Maybe they realized this is a problem and they decided to start breaking this culture by hiring an Indian guy to the group.
    Jul 101
    • EPAM SystemsIvPd80OP
      Good point. As I said, I am not Indian. I would be more than happy to have Indians on the team to get new perspective on things.
      Jul 10
  • The rule of thumb: if you can’t spot the diversity hire on your team, you are it.
    Jul 101
    • EPAM SystemsIvPd80OP
      I prefer to think I was a bar raiser;))
      Jul 10

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