Hey Blind, I have an offer at Uber L6 to manage a team of 4 with the charter to grow the team in the coming months to around 6-7 while establishing processes for my discipline all up. Currently managing a team of 14 with 2 Senior Managers reporting to me at Microsoft L66. TC is 25% better at Uber with the risk of the stock going either way post-IPO. Would mean going from a much larger team to a smaller team, but with interesting challenges and in a completely different domain, culture, and work environment. Have any of you done something like this before? Any advice to offer?
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- Assuming engineering but if not, the following may not be accurate. L6 is Senior Manager at Uber which almost always means managing managers and orgs somewhat larger than 6-7. EM1 is equivalent to IC 5A (Senior Engineer) and generally not hired externally. At L66 at MSFT, it could also be an EM2 role (Uber L5B, equivalent to Senior Engineer 2).
I've seen a variety of Microsoft managers come into Uber. Most work out well and adapt, but there definitely can be some culture shock at first especially around process and inconsistency of engineering practices/technology.