Seems to be a lot of misconceptions about working in China. Happy to clarify.
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What ethnicity are you? How good is your Chinese? Are you a second class citizen there?
How might one go about it?
- Nor Microsoft. I’m asian american.
Graduated when i was 22. Worked 5 years. Then bschool. Microsoft about 3.5 years.
Change your LinkedIn to where you want to be in China. Headhunters will contact you
- Curious are there mid to senior product manager positions open there?
What level is your Chinese? I have decent Chinese, but not that great at reading and writing...
- Thanks for the speedy repose OP. That is pretty amazing comp for a non tech company! Congrats!
Were the interviews done in Chinese or in English? I am staring to look internationally and already in discussions with companies in Singapore, and had a recruiter reach out to me about Alibaba (HangZhou)...
- New / ProductgostrongWhat differences have you noticed so far compared to an equivalent position at the company’s HQ city? Specifically on the job itself (talent of peers, work-life balance, career trajectory, etc...)
- Microsoft QoxuyxfeIt’s been going well. Tougher hours. Managing a team is certainly new for me and China seems to be different where it’s better for ppl to fear their bosses.
Senior peers are half and half. Some
Are pretty sharp and some just know this industry.
Senior management are all pretty sharp and well pedigreed.
I think junior folks are 75% maybe only know the industry and don’t have strong biz acumen.
If everything goes well, i think i can level up in a year. Promos here tend to be faster than MsftOct 15, 20180
- Autodesk omniIf you hold a chinese passport, you’re getting local salary at 1/2-1/3 of American salary.