Microsoft vs. IBM on resume

IBM Jake96
Jul 21, 2018 27 Comments

Would Microsoft have more weight than IBM on the resume for a PM position at FAANG?

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TOP 27 Comments
  • Tesla LEETCODEST
    IBM would have zero weight.
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Avzx33
    This reminds me of JCPenny VS Google post
    Jul 21, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Admin ULrV32
      Literally LOL'd when I read this 🙏😉
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Avzx33
      Happy that I was able to make someone laugh
      Jul 21, 2018
  • IBM hitthe7
    These people don't know what their talking about. I'm a current IBMer. FAANG has reached out to me before more than once. They offer more comp than IBM true, but I don't want to relocate.
    Jul 21, 2018 4
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Where are u located?
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Florida.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Microsoft b7b7b7b7
      Reaching out and clearing the bar are different.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • The point I was making was working for IBM doesn't hurt your chances at FAANG if anything they seek out IBMers.
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Lots of Microsoft peeps defending how valuable Microsoft is. They are about the same imo, though the team would be way more important. Azure >> office
    Jul 21, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Eng
      Ren10

      Facebook Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      Ren10more
      You can’t be that serious. Microsoft is a solid top tech company. I rank it higher than Amazon (except AWS).

      Google >= Facebook > Microsoft >= Amazon
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Lol. I've worked at 3 of those. I'd say your ranking is out of whack. Opinions on blind are pretty worthless I guess.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      Ren10

      Facebook Eng

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      Ren10more
      I worked at Amazon and seen the bar there. Amazon has a lot of deadweight. Facebook has a lot of ex-Microsoft and they are pretty smart.
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Microsoft pOvx85
    Microsoft will have way more weight is a no brainer
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    Ren10

    Facebook Eng

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    Ren10more
    Lol!! Microsoft >> IBM.

    Microsoft (despite the bashing in Blind) is a Top tier company. IBM is a consulting company (Watson is a marketing division).
    Jul 21, 2018 4
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      U mean second tier company. Only fb and google are first tier.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      Ren10

      Facebook Eng

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      Ren10more
      Sure, G and FB are better. I meant Top tier which includes FAANG + MSFT. Though I would rank Amazon (except AWS) lowest in that list.
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Tinder / Eng
      meowimacat

      Tinder Eng

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      Microsoft
      BIO
      Im a cat! Meow 🐈
      meowimacatmore
      Unicorns aren't in top tier?
      Jul 21, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng
      Ren10

      Facebook Eng

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      Ren10more
      Public top tiers..
      Jul 21, 2018
  • Lazard fin/tech
    Tbf, IBM is working on some cool stuff.. Pay just isn't there though
    Jul 21, 2018 1
    • IBM Jake96
      OP
      I agree, but most folks don't know about it.
      Jul 21, 2018
  • CareerBuilder JonDoe1
    What you've worked on is a lot more important than the company on your resume. Getting an interview at FAANG is easy no matter where you're from.
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Homeaway floo
    IBM has a low hiring bar so their talent is typically a mixed bag
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • New Merry
    If you are in research or in some good group at ibm, you will be highly sought after. IBM still makes great entrprise product, but the pace (not the quality, I think quality is same) of work is much slower than FANG.

    So it will depend on what you did at IBM.
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • IBM xdij88
    Depends on which division. Cloud, Watson and block chain are good and growing. I was reached out by multiple fang recruiters these last few weeks. I have interviews 3 months from now as I need a lot of prep but atleast I got calls. Obviously Ms is better but certain divisions in ibm have changed for good
    Jul 22, 2018 0
  • Microsoft cXAU02
    Yes
    Jul 21, 2018 0
  • Verizon huvwow
    IBM is a huge company with very diverse products and services. Some research divisions in IBM are cutting edge, however on an average Google has the edge.
    Jul 27, 2018 0