Product management vs bizops

HPE / ProductYzYw63
Aug 15, 2018 8 Comments

Non tech, Mba folks

What would be your preference given a choice, say after your Mba or Ms.

Product is en elite coveted role with comparable salaries to swe

Bizops might provide a quicker way to S team.

What’s your take?

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TOP 8 Comments
  • Airbnb / ProductOrpheus
    With more foresight now— biz ops or corp dev. Straight to the top.

    Product is a slower grind and climb.
    Aug 15, 20182
    • Splunk ninjabot
      It really is a grind.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Core Digital Media / ProductttStyphon
      Total grind and fingers crossed if the product takes off. Sometimes it's by luck too.
      Aug 18, 2018
  • Uber jf583us
    I’ve done both post mba. Depends on what you ENJOY doing. You’ll excel when your job gets you excited
    Aug 15, 20182
    • HPE / ProductYzYw63
      OP
      Makes sense. What your path post Mba? Are you a pm or bizops now?
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Uber jf583us
      Biz ops to PM and now looking to move back to biz ops
      Aug 16, 2018
  • You've gotta be top class in what you do and be in the company that places enough weight on the area that's your strength. You can't be in a company that doesn't have a well established bizops practice and expect to climb the ladder there. In any case, you'll switch companies as time goes by. So I'd say, for now, go where you can deliver top class performance with the skills and passion you have.
    Aug 15, 20180
  • Amazon WACC
    Product pays more initially, but the work isn't that interesting. Corp Dev can be fun and gives you exposure to senior leadership.
    Aug 15, 20180

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