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May 26, 2018 28 Comments

Joining facebook as e5 post 15 years in msft. Slightly worried. Will I be able to cope up? Any tips on coping up. I have a month before I join. Any tips on preparing, culture. I am worried will I even clear the boot camp or survive 6 months. Any experiences from folks who have done similar transitions

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  • Facebook wrxXv73V8k
    As someone who has made a similar move, as long as you go into it with an appropriate sense of humility and emotionally prepared to make significant adjustments, you’ll be fine. You’ll probably learn more in your first year than the previous 10.
    May 26, 2018 3
    • Illumina ultrasound
      THIS!!!!
      May 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      Any specific technology tips
      May 26, 2018
    • Facebook blindled
      You go through 5 weeks of classes. You'll be fine
      May 26, 2018
  • SEVENROOMS / Eng DEADB33F
    Chill dude. You lasted 15 years at Microsoft.
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Illumina ultrasound
    For crying out loud. It's the long weekend. Go take a hike.You got in to your dream job and then you have existential crisis??
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Oracle Oracle rul
    Similar situation. Wondering how a middle-40 (heading to tombstone in the eyes of young tech folks?) can adapt at the first few months? I should add I still feel smart and can learn, but definitely my energy, ability to concentrate, and my memory in general are getting worse in the past several years.
    May 26, 2018 2
    • PayPal StrikeP
      Working in shitty companies like Paypal, oracle or msft makes you feel old and dumb. My brain is almost dead. I was waiting for my I-140 and I will get it soon now. I will start crushing interviews from now!

      Once you get in a fast paced environment, your energy, ability to concentrate and memory will go up automatically!
      May 26, 2018
    • Oracle Oracle rul
      Thank you buddy! You good luck in your interviews.
      May 26, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    I am specifically looking for tips on technologies to ramp up on
    May 26, 2018 4
    • Facebook Nydhqgzi
      Just relax and try to ramp up in bootcamp. You'll do just fine!
      May 26, 2018
    • Facebook AeGV70
      People reach e5 in 2-3 years at fb. You have 15 years and still worried?
      May 26, 2018
    • Cimpress / Eng Lts088
      You’ll have plenty of time to ramp up during boot camp. Assuming you are a generalist and aren’t assigned to a team, you wouldn’t know what to ramp up on yet anyhow — there are tons of different technologies being used at FB and a bunch of internal tools you’ll need to learn.
      May 26, 2018
    • Amazon rtra
      15 years at Microsoft is 3-5 years at a more productive company.
      May 26, 2018
  • Oracle cOrn48
    Why did you move?
    May 26, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      dumdum123

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      Comp, oppurtunities
      May 26, 2018
  • Fitbit YoJLo
    Your yardstick is broken, why is the goal to fit into a monoculture? You should be yourself and of you don’t like it, leave; don’t force yourself into the culture. Facebook is the ultimate hype machine. What products have they ever built internally? People go for the cash money and perks. Never heard anyone say they went for the mission cause it’s bull. The what’s app founders just left bc they disagree with Mark and Sheryl. And they should. FB is great if you are a follower not a leader.
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • Facebook Almostdone
    Congrats! Now relax and enjoy month off.
    May 26, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      Folks take 3 years to reach e5 and I will be joining with 15 years experience. This is why I am worrying
      May 26, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      Few people reach E5 in 3 years, it takes more like 5 years usually.

      Also what level are u at Microsoft? Fb wouldn’t hire at E6 unless you’re principal/65+
      May 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      I am recent 65
      May 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      5 years average for e5 how many for e6
      May 26, 2018
  • Microsoft / Design 206wrkr
    Have fun and be stoked to be out of the place. At least you’ll build products vs. PowerPoints.
    May 26, 2018 3
    • Microsoft flymflam
      Really ?? What "products" are built at Facebook? Other than various new ad pipelines (and apparently a new Dating app - SO innovative) - not sure what the lure of FB is.. Facebook user engagement is actually dropping last couple of years..

      I understand you get paid handsomely - but do note most of ur pay is RSU from ad money - at some point regulations will catch up to it.. and then we will see what FB does..
      May 26, 2018
    • Microsoft flymflam
      By the way.. I've interviewed and in most cases have got offers from most of the "good" companies.. but I've never replied to a Facebook recruiter..
      May 26, 2018
    • Google Facebook
      Who cares, FB pays the big $$
      May 26, 2018
  • Oracle cOrn48
    If $$$ is the only motivation then there can be no further discussion !!
    May 26, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    dumdum123

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    Do you miss a lot on family time
    May 26, 2018 0

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