Trying to move from Engineering to Management

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I am working as a Senior Software Engineer and would like to move to management specifically become an Engineering Manager. Currently I don’t see any path in my current company to become a manager in a year or two. Does anyone have any experience getting interviews for Engineering Manager in a different company when you are a Senior Software Engineer? Especially interested in FB and Google

YoE: 10 Years
TC: $300K

Currently at Apple

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  • Salesforce svGo46
    Not possible. You need to be a manager in your team after staying for a long time, so people respect your knowledge and have credit, before you can leave
    Jul 30 1
    • New / Mgmt GoMike
      As a Manager, I second this. I'm at a non-FAANG company and can only imagine the switch is harder in FAANG (owing to a higher bar and competition).
      Jul 30
  • Amazon MDrt82
    Dude which non fang company is paying you 300k?
    Jul 30 4
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      Sorry just updated. I am at Apple
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    • New / Product hdow
      Cant sign up with your work email?
      Jul 30
    • New / Eng
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      Old account when I setup I was not at Apple
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    • Salesforce sendherbk
      Lot of non fang pays 300k
      Jul 30
  • Twitter hodgesodge
    Very very very hard. Would have to be someine quite desparate. Would also be horrible for you, starting a new job is hard enough but also a entirely new role that can have direct impact on people... Yeah that's tough.
    Jul 30 0
  • New CrapGuy
    Why do you want to be an EM ?
    Jul 30 0
  • New CrapGuy
    Very difficult. G/F will not even go beyond the initial recruiter call for an EM position. You need to join as IC and build your way up
    Jul 30 0
  • WeWork RPvk36
    Plenty of em get hired directly.
    Jul 30 4
    • New / Eng fhdsi
      Lol where?
      Jul 30
    • WeWork RPvk36
      Amazon, Cisco, most unicorns,
      Jul 30
    • New / Eng fhdsi
      What are some examples of the unicorns?
      Jul 30
    • WeWork RPvk36
      Go troll LinkedIn
      Jul 30
  • New / Mgmt GoMike
    Management is hard guys. Especially at the beginning. I've only been at it for a couple of years and I'm still learning everyday. The challenge unlike programming is, no two people are alike.

    Add to that you not only have to manage your team, but also manage expectations upwards and relationships with peers across departments.
    Jul 30 2
    • Microsoft / Eng Ppu
      What are the rewards in your opinion? How does it help your career and TC short term and long term?
      Does it impact your life outside work (less WLB, more stress after work hours etc)?
      Jul 30
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Rewards are feeling like you make a difference in people's lives. Definitely impacts life out of work, and when you go on vacation or get sick the work doesn't stop, it just builds up. And if you fuck up you break people and might not be able to fix it, imagine a coding error that costs someone you work with thousands of dollars...
      Jul 30
  • Microsoft / Eng Ppu
    I have the opportunity to be an EM and I'm not taking it up because it's hard to switch as an EM even when you're already an EM!
    Jul 30 0