FAANG employees are you assigned work by your manager or team?
I have been fortunate enough throughout most of my career to work in teams where the manager does not assign me any work, or even knows what the hell I'm working on for the most part. I've only been on one team where a manager was part of the team. How many of you are in situations where your manager just gives you tasks and treats you like an order taker at McDonalds? I would imagine this is less common in product teams than say infrastructure, unless the manager also happens to be the tech lead, as is the case with Netflix. Can someone from Netflix shed some light on this?
Poll options explained:
Manager - my manager controls everything I work on and assigns me work in an ad hoc fashion. My manager is free to send me on a wild goose chase due in one week, then add more work and move the deadline of the first task two days earlier. Pip pip hooray.
Team - the team is autonomous and decides what to work on (with the pm's involvement probably, there is still a roadmap) without any manager involvement and chooses how to split up the work as a team. During sprint planning, a designated person may assign tasks to engineers, or the engineers may decide among themselves.
Self - Someone sets the context and I get to work on whatever the hell I want. What's Jira?