Microsoft PM vs Yahoo APM Offer

Nov 11, 2019 9 Comments

Please only vote if you're aware of new grad PM role landscape. Want to keep it relevant. Desired exit iOS in 2-4 years: Google, well doing late round start-up etc

Microsoft team isn't very good but will probably switch teams 6-12 months in.



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TOP 9 Comments
  • Microsoft / Other : 🐧
    Does Yahoo still exist?
    Nov 11, 2019 0
  • Indeed / Product lancer
    As another product person pointed out above, most people voting for MSFT don't understand the value of APM programs nor the new grad pm landscape. Yahoos' APM program was created by Marissa Mayer, who created THE FIRST APM program during her time at Google, and is a wayy more prestigious new grad role than MSFT’s PM role (not even a program). Pretty sure Yahoo APM TC is higher as well.

    That being said, Yahoo(Verizon) obviously has a bleak future and the only thing it has over MSFT is the program itself. Comes down to if you prefer name (MSFT) or experience (Yahoo). If I were you I would take Yahoo APM, rank up after finishing the program and look to elsewhere.
    Nov 12, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / Product TownOSalem
      Thanks, exactly what i was thinking. That's why didn't want everyone to vote haha. Will keep that in mind
      Nov 13, 2019
    • Yahoo divisible
      Yeah but on the other hand anyone who actually takes advice from Blind deserves what they get.

      As others have said the Yahoo APM is a pretty crazy thing. Sr. PM after a few years of rotation? End up with their own product, most with 100k-500k+ daily users is kind of insane if you think about it. But the APMs are smart, if not a bit young to be in 20s with all that responsibility.

      (Love all the MFST people above getting all offended over the question- get over yourselves!)
      Nov 19, 2019
  • Workday / Product KeySize
    Yahoo APM is way better, not sure why people are voting how they are right now. A Yahoo APM finishes the program as a senior PM and works on way bigger projects than a MS PM ever would
    Nov 11, 2019 1
    • Indeed / Product lancer
      people thinking "Yahoo bad, MSFT good" - which is true but not in context of APMs/New grad programs
      Nov 12, 2019
  • Microsoft MMKy42
    Is this a serious question?
    Nov 11, 2019 0
  • Activision Blizzard FkdCompany
    Would you rather have MSFT than Yahoo on your resume?
    That should make your decision for you
    Nov 11, 2019 1
    • This is the main question tbh lol
      Nov 11, 2019


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