Indian managers really have a tendency to hire devs of the same ethic. This happens around many teams in Microsoft. But why? Indians trust Indians?
- Actually, this unironically might be the reason. Have you considered that people sometimes actively try not to join teams that are more than 50% Indian or 50% Chinese?
Sometimes it’s the racists who assume a team would be bad and not join it. These guys then like to play the victim and pretend as if it’s the manager’s fault.4d7
- When interviewing for Microsoft, it's not like you have a choice to choose your team. You're interviewing for a specific team. Are you suggesting to reject an offer if you come to find out it's an Indian-majority team or are you suggesting to request a different team to interview?
- To feel and to keep their jobs safe. If any manager is not supporting diversity they should be fired
- Not true...I have an Indian manger who is a badass. More than half of our team that he's hired is Chinese, 1 white dude and me, half Indian.
There are awesome people out there that break the stereotypes. Your job is to find them.
- Another example - they not only hire mostly Indians, but also order Indian food only when organizing team events.
- Because people hire people who are similar to them...do you have any other moronic questions?
- No! You are either very immature or a fool.
Besides being smart and capable, I want people who are nice, easy going, low drama, workaholics, enjoyable lunch companions, etc.
If they all look the same, that's fine. If they are different, that's fine too... But people generally prefer to hire people like them. It doesn't always work out well, though... I had a lesbian boss who hired 4 of her lesbian friends... That was a horrible experience seeing a bunch of lesbians fighting with one another and in tears all the time.
- It’s true that technical skill only goes so far.
The best team I ever worked for was one where we were all B+ players and had a great comradery and loved working and hanging out after work. We shipped some amazing stuff. Once the band broke up the magic was gone.
Being a super nerd isn’t everything. Some of the brightest devs I knew were royal pain in the asses to work with and manage.
- Nice loaded question. This is not true. Why do many white managers prefer to hire white workers?
There’s many teams with Indian managers who don’t have a strong preference for Indians. The same is true for many other ethnicities. Stop generalizing. You sound like you just got rejected by a team or can’t get along with your team and are blaming it on race. Playing the victim 101.
- New allboutda$3rd world nepotism tribal mentality....
Indian told me once "I don't trust Indians"
- Airbnb NewairRussian managers mostly hire Russian people. Chinese managers mostly hire Chinese people. It only means you are more likely hiring people sharing background with you.
- I’ve not found that all Indians display this tendency to select only their own countrymen. I’ve seen a couple of Indian managers (who were from the Kshatriya caste—is that the difference?) who had true multi-cultural teams.
But I’ve also seen a larger handful of Indian leaders who definitely worked it out so that they only had Indians on their teams (those guys were Brahmins). I don’t know if that is a differentiating factor, though, because obviously sample size is small.
- Microsoft kadamaiAt Microsoft it is not about nepotism. There is a lot of Indians available in the market. It is more about where the employees want to join rather than manager's preference. I saw a lot of East Europeans hired once. In Microsoft there is Chinese vs Indian groups. But it is mostly organic and not due to nepotism. Internal moves people look to go to places with friends. This didn't happen due to external hiring.
Most Indians at Microsoft prefer to NOT report to Indian or Chinese managers. This is due to perception about their work culture.
But this is true for IC. Once they become Lead or Managers they tend to stick with their manager.
- Personal experiences, opinions, questions are not racist. Telling people to shut up is dictateurial and it create more hate which is very dangerous because when people don't talk or nobody listen to them, they get lost and they will more likely to harm themselves and other people. Let people talk and try to understand why they think that way. Personal experiences affect people's views and you cannot make a positive change by turning the TV off.
- American Express aomfcyPeople tend to like and trust who are like them. It's not always intentional. To do otherwise would require conscious effort. Some think it's worthwhile to have diversity of perspectives that come with diversity, others don't. As others have noted, it's easier to work with people who are like you. It may not have the best outcome, but that's the path of least resistance.