Manager lying about future opportunities?

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WishIWasXB

Microsoft Product

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High performing PM. Really wish I could find a good PM position in XBOX. PLEASE pm me with any decent positions in XBOX or VR.
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May 28, 2018 8 Comments

My manager in our 1:1 stated that being a PM at Microsoft makes your career effectively Microsoft only. Any PMs here leave MS and go somewhere else? How are you feeling about that move? Are the comparable positions outside of Amazon? Thank you for reading!

Edit on compensation:
I'm at 190k TC hearing folks discuss 250k TC at this level, but I know I'm high at MS for my years. Thanks for any advice you can give folks.

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  • Google Jc34tyn
    A quick look at LinkedIn should answer your job mobility concerns.
    May 28, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Product
      WishIWasXB

      Microsoft Product

      BIO
      High performing PM. Really wish I could find a good PM position in XBOX. PLEASE pm me with any decent positions in XBOX or VR.
      WishIWasXBmore
      OP
      Can you see people who used to be PM at Microsoft in some way?
      May 28, 2018
    • Google Jc34tyn
      Yea search for previous employer = Microsoft and current = google etc. I used to be a PM at Microsoft too :)
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product
      WishIWasXB

      Microsoft Product

      BIO
      High performing PM. Really wish I could find a good PM position in XBOX. PLEASE pm me with any decent positions in XBOX or VR.
      WishIWasXBmore
      OP
      Thanks! I will do exactly that.
      May 28, 2018
  • Microsoft MSBob2
    That’s total BS. Started at MS as a PM. Left to a few different companies. Then started my own company. Sold it. Worked at parent company for a few years. And now I’m back as a PM.
    May 28, 2018 0
  • Google pivtl
    heard similar stuff, curious about what MS employees feel about this
    May 28, 2018 0
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    • Microsoft / Product
      WishIWasXB

      Microsoft Product

      BIO
      High performing PM. Really wish I could find a good PM position in XBOX. PLEASE pm me with any decent positions in XBOX or VR.
      WishIWasXBmore
      OP
      I'm definitely technical. I'm reviewing and writing deployed code at certain stages. I could switch to SDE, but would be personally happier staying a TPM.
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product
      WishIWasXB

      Microsoft Product

      BIO
      High performing PM. Really wish I could find a good PM position in XBOX. PLEASE pm me with any decent positions in XBOX or VR.
      WishIWasXBmore
      OP
      I'm constantly burdened by being the only pm in the room with an understanding of what the hell our stuff actually does. I've had a hard time finding equivalent roles at FAANG outside of Amazon which made me concerned.
      May 28, 2018

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