Is 47 too old for silicon valley?

Ellie Mae
Krinkle

Ellie Mae

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Diligent. Persistent. Technology enthusiast. Always curious. Always grateful.
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Sep 10 10 Comments

wondering if my age may start to work against me when trying for PMO jobs at FAANG or other silicon valley shops. I realize there are firmly established laws on the books but we all know how the real world works.

Have you transitioned recently and are over 40? If so what have been your experiences with recruiters or onsite visits or offers?

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  • Facebook dnudbkdgq
    For fb, yeah, unless you can work 60 hours per week and move fast.
    Sep 10 3
    • Bose
      haITried

      Bose

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      Salesforce
      haITriedmore
      My friend is 50+ and just got promoted at fb
      Sep 10
    • Ellie Mae
      Krinkle

      Ellie Mae

      BIO
      Diligent. Persistent. Technology enthusiast. Always curious. Always grateful.
      Krinklemore
      OP
      Score!!! That’s awesome to hear ☝🏻
      Sep 10
    • Facebook dnudbkdgq
      Yeah, either move fast or be a manager or director.
      Sep 10
  • Bose
    haITried

    Bose

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    Salesforce
    haITriedmore
    Nah man age is a number.
    Sep 10 0
  • Amazon uaqh79
    My parents are still in tech and older than that... you should be fine.
    Sep 10 1
  • Amazon AIV
    Lots of PMs in Microsoft level 61-64 are over 40 and enjoying great working conditions.
    Amazon if you’re in the L5 range it’s a little odd but not impossible. If you’re a little younger at heart (I knew a guy in his late 40s who loved talking about skateboarding. He did fine) it’s okay. L6 seems like nobody cares. I’ve seen people at amazon at L6 in their 50s and even 60s.

    Other FAANG companies I’m not so sure. I’ve heard anecdotally that apple cleans them out regularly and Facebook keeps them away but I’ve worked for neither so can’t confirm.
    Sep 10 1
    • New jsnnlla
      Google might be good too
      Sep 10
  • GE gydP56
    It’s the brain that matters
    Sep 10 0