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Qualtrics / Ops
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Qualtrics Ops

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Came from non tech to tech. Feel disillusioned with Qualtrics.
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Aug 25, 2018 8 Comments

I took a job at a non silicon valley tech firm (Qualtrics) to advance my career. I thought it would give me more options in the future. I've been a bit disappointed by my experience at Qualtrics. Does that experience help me get in at a top tier tech company, or will I have to take another step back (after taking one to move into tech) to go to a big firm.

Multiple graduate degree, name brand MBA, operations.

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  • Adobe / Mktg etvv78
    I work in SF with MBA and interview MBAs. People know Qualtrics. It prob won’t get you points, but it won’t be seen as a negative. Title will matter more. Main drawback is SF recruiters won’t reach out to you since your aren’t local so you need to be more proactive. PS, Medallia is hiring.
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • Facebook Rhervfnj
    TC or GTFO
    Aug 25, 2018 1
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      Qualtrics Ops

      BIO
      Came from non tech to tech. Feel disillusioned with Qualtrics.
      qualtricdomore
      OP
      150k base, 15k stock units (valued in VC round at $7/share - who knows now). In Utah so cost of living lower. L5 role
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Lazard fin/tech
    Qualtrics is literally a name brand tech company..
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Fistmeup
    Your experience matters more. I’ve seen lots of my colleagues coming from a no name company. People have to start somewhere
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft DOyu71
    The penalty is having to work at an insurance company for 5 years. Geico in seattle is hiring...
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon Jakarta
    I worked in Denver for a no name startup before. When I decided to leave Denver I got interviews from all over the country: FANG, Uber, Lyft, etc in NY, SF, Seattle. So don’t worry.
    Aug 25, 2018 0
  • New / Eng hood
    Nah you're fine. It's about what you did not where you did it necessarily.
    Aug 25, 2018 0

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