I love my new job, is it normal?

Intel XDiO31
May 11 26 Comments

I recently changed company/role, I moved from engineering role to a strategic marketing position (following my passion). I am very happy with the move I made. I am extremely happy every Monday to go to work actually sometime I can’t wait until the weekend is over. I admire my boss, I have the best colleges ever, I am very successful at what I am doing, I did win everyones respect in just few months. Bottom line: I am enjoying work!!! Is that normal ? Am I going crazy ? May be because it’s been just 5 months and once the excitement is gone I will be back to normal. Does anyone feel the same about his/her Job?

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Facebook nr0
    It’ll pass
    May 11 0
  • Netflix quickster
    Congrats! That's wonderful.

    I love my job at Netflix too.
    May 11 0
  • Omnicell / Data
    Yakoo752

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    Yakoo752more
    Yep, New is exciting. Give it a few months. With that said, I’m on year 6 and I love my role.
    May 11 0
  • Microsoft FFSake
    Glad for you man. Now keep on rocking
    May 11 1
    • Intel XDiO31
      OP
      Will try
      May 11
  • Verint Systems vijB32
    It's good it's normal... Make sure you learn new things and don't get too comfortable with it.
    May 11 0
  • New / Eng
    gerhardt

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    gerhardtmore
    Actually it’s a good start. Give it at least 1 year. If you still feel this way and look forward to do it another 10 years, then you have found your calling. Keep us posted
    May 11 0
  • New burundi
    We need to see more stories like this. That’s what I’m aiming for, moving away from developer/factory land and start interacting with normal human beings at work.

    Could you give us more details on how you ended up switching roles? Did you do it internally? How did you sell yourself with no prior marketing experience? Did you get a new degree? Any details would be appreciated.
    May 11 3
    • Intel XDiO31
      OP
      Thanks for your message, sure I am happy to share more details.
      I started first to look internally had 3 or 4 internal interviews but they all pretty much told me same thing: you are technical why you want to make the switch, trying to convince me that I should stay technical specially without MBA or privions experience. With lot of frustration I started to look outside, using LinkedIn I applied to 10ish positions less than month I had my first phone interview than second than onsite it was the best onsite interview I ever had. I connected with the team / manger.. we spoke the same language the felt my passion and understood why I need to make the move. I told them lot of sorties about myself and how I grow up supporting family business and how I did open my own restaurant while I was doing my Master ... they asked me logical questions and I had logical responses two days later I had an offer with my exact same salary my actual manager called me himself and said they believe and naturally gifted and talented and lot of good things that made accepte the offer and since then I am Happy going to work!
      May 11
    • New burundi
      That’s awesome thanks for sharing the details. It seems that you got very lucky with only 10 applications :) is it at Intel or you had to aim for smaller companies (more flexible when it comes to hiring good people)?
      May 12
    • Intel XDiO31
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      I was at intel but I left for smaller company ($10B in revenue)
      May 12
  • Cisco nmFu33
    Sounds like marriage honeymoon phase
    May 11 1
    • Intel XDiO31
      OP
      Will see, will keep you posted
      May 11
  • Facebook ImranKhan
    Depends on many things.
    1) once the competition heats up, and you understand enough to see through other people's agenda and if you do care then it will start becoming as uplifting as you are feeling now.
    2) may be the new job is easier and less responsibilities. If so, the pay may be less (if not now, eventually), you will start regretting and being miserable later. If the pay is the same and still the work is easier then you have hit a jackpot and should write a book.
    May 11 1
    • Intel XDiO31
      OP
      The pay is the same, the work is more fun, things that I love and happy to do (it does not feel like work to me). My manager told me based on my performance of last couple of months he predicts that I will be very successful in the company. He started pulling me into board reviews with president of division and getting me exposure to whole new world. I really admire/respect my boss
      May 11
  • Nvidia ECTT56
    Yes, it's normal to feel that up to 6-8 months in. Then it's usually fight to adapt or flight when the honeymoon is over.
    May 11 1
    • Intel XDiO31
      OP
      Will let you know if it end around that time
      May 11
  • F5 Networks buzz-word
    You should see a doctor. Seems quite abnormal
    May 12 0
  • NetBrain Technologies **op**
    Wake up, I see u dreaming☺️✨💭
    May 11 0
  • Amazon ridicule
    I’m a long-time SDE turned Solutions Architect and I wonder the same thing. This job is so flipping easy relative to proper and fun engineering. My worry is that I’m a really good engineer and team lead and might not be able to return to SDE if this end up too good to be true.
    May 11 0
  • Somethings wrong
    May 11 0
  • Intel babubhatt
    That’s great though - enjoy it for as long as it lasts!
    May 11 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    WPslayer

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    WPslayermore
    Good for you.

    Wondering what’s it like to have a passion for strategic marketing.
    May 11 2
    • New / Eng
      gerhardt

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      Actually I wonder that too. It’s such a soft topic. It could be anything. It may be different from one company to another. I wonder if you can transfer the knowledge you gain in one company to another
      May 11
    • Intel XDiO31
      OP
      I report to VP. He is role is to grow the business and achieve his $ target. Will look at the market and strategically choose the moves will take us there. It’s supper exciting and fun helping/learning from him
      May 11
  • Oracle jackbauer6
    Enjoy while it lasts.
    May 11 0