Exiting to Product manager role in Tech after ~6-8 months of interviews, long nights of prep! Thanks to all Fish for interview tips. 2020, here I come!

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Would you take a Director role reporting to the CEO of small publicly traded company or Product Manager role at FAANG. Assuming pay and all other variables are the same.

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Anybody made the move into a product manager role with no prior experience? How did you do it?

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Currently in TC making 112k. Up for Manager this year but recently got an offer for a JUNIOR product manager role with 145k salary + 50k sign-on + RSU from pre-ipo startup. (Continue)

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What are the skills and experience needed to be a product manager? Can someone explain what a pm does? They appear to be in charge of many things it's never been clear to me what the actual role means.

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Open req at capital one for Product Manager role, feel free to reach out if interested

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2+ Asc. looking at exit opps. in Tech - 1. What's your view on Chief of Staff vs. Product Manager roles at a Tech company post-consulting (e.g., pay, impact delivered, WLB, growth etc.)? 2. What are the chances of a 2+ Asc. getting either of those opps.? 3. Opps. are usually better as EM vs. Sr. Asc. (esp. when you're at the cusp), but it feels like the timeline to EM is getting stretched due to COVID-19. Is it worth waiting 6+ months to get designated, esp. with terrible WLB?

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Did anyone leave consulting for a product manager role? I would love to talk to someone who has made this transition successfully as I plan on making a similar career move

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How to know if you’re not made for consulting? Dont see manager promotion happening as I hate people pleasing and talking. I am a huge introvert. A product manager role in tech might be better. Thots?

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Looking to learn a query/coding language. Which would be most beneficial career-wise between Python, R, and SQL(my goal is something along the lines of FAANG Product Manager exit opp)? I realize this is a super broad question, but I’m open to any input.

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Has anyone successfully transitioned to product manager role at a startup from consulting? Any advice? My sense is that many startups don’t understand the world of consulting.

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If you go into VC can you go into operational roles at tech companies (e.g Product Manager roles) easily later on? Is tech Product Manager or VC a better exit from consulting?

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Looking to apply to a Product Manager role in on the client side, but only have two years versus three required. Having done consulting, can I have this requirement “waived”?

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Transitioning from MC at ACN to Product Manager role at another company! Any and all tips appreciated

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Does anyone know companies that are actively hiring for a Product Manager role? Asking for a family member who is an ex-generalist consultant looking to make a career change to product management

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Looking to apply to a Product Manager role in on the client side, but only have two years versus the three required. Having done consulting, can I have this requirement “waived”?

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I’m trying to pivot into product management and currently through the recruitment process for a retail company for a product manager. However the more I look at the job description the more I think it’s a programme manager role. Anyone have any thoughts on the snippet below?

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How much $ would you ask for if going for a product manager role at a tech company and have 4-5 years of consulting experience?

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2nd year B4 consultant looking to get into product mgmt. Jump now to an associate product manager role? Get more consulting experience? MBA? Background in info. systems and tech transformation

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Would you say I'd be better off taking a product manager role at a young company 12 years old vs taking an offer in F500 as a strategy associate. Goal is to eventually own divisional P and L with shot at C suite

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Anyone here work for a hedge fund in a non-hedge fund manager role, ie Product Manager, Implementation Manager/Lead or equivalent? Any feedback on the WLB, work culture etc would be greatly appreciated. Potential role is AVP and the $$ is solid, it’s the non-pay aspects I am unclear about.

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Has anyone had experience being a Product Owner or Product Manager? Or could explain more about what a role like that would entail for a product thats like a software platform

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On a new project serving in a Product Manager role, any certifications, courses, books etc you’d recommend?

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Better to exit to FAANG BizOps or a Product Manager role at a startup? Which will be better a few years down the road?

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HIRING - Mandarin speaking product manager with full stack experience to lead prototyping teams. ex-FAANG preferred. 200K base.

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What to wear for a google interview? F here, so far I have only been to interviews in dress/ blazer. Can you please help? Should I wear jeans, blouse blazer? Senior Product manager role.

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PM 🐠, is there value-add in bringing on a ‘freelance’ or ‘project’ based Associate Product Manager (mostly at a startup or nonprofit)? I’m currently in a strategy role, but looking to gain tangible PM experience by essentially working for free as an APM. What are some reasons such orgs would be open to bringing me on vs not?

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Just got referred to a Product Manager role at McDonald’s. There was no minimum for YoE and I thought I fit the rest of their requirements, but I’m only 2.5 years out of school...what are the chances?

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Second year manager with big 4 with top 10 mba and amazon offering L5 product manager role (have minimal direct product management experience) - should I push for L6?

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I have an interview with amazon coming up for principal product manager. What kind of questions can I expect on leadership principles and in general? Non tech role

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I’d like to become a Product Manager at FAANG one day, how helpful is Product Lifecycle exp towards that end? Or should I switch to a role that’s specifically Product Management? Thanks in advance!

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Recently got referred to a Product Manager role at AWS. Any tips on their interview process? Thanks in advance friendly 🐠!

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In these trying times, which position is more job secure - product manager or corporate strategist?

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Hey guys need some advice - I am interested in Product Manager or Technical Project Manager roles and trying to see if I would be a good fit. I have been in tech consulting for 10 years and my experience has primarily been in QA, Business Analysis and been a functional lead/Product Owner for last two years. Current role is focused on the product, roadmaps and managing a scrum team. Also involves managing cross team dependencies, release, multiple stakeholders and priorities...

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Thinking of applying to NYU’s Tech MBA. Has anyone had any success transitioning into a Product Manager role within this program?

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Am I really limiting myself by moving into a PMO role? How easy is it to pivot to other roles such as corporate finance or product manager? My main experience in past has been BA/PM.

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What's needed to exit into a product manager role/path from a tech consulting role? (4 YOE)

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Thoughts on joining Robinhood’s product team? Exploring a product program manager role, good chance to transition to a product manager role later.

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Could someone explain the type of responsibilities that come with a product manager role? There’s an enterprise software company I like, however the only non engineering role is PM. I’m scared I won’t be technical enough 😕

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What would be the path to make a transition from Consulting to a Product Manager role? Have 6 years of consulting experience but eventually would like to have complete ownership of a product, what should I do pro-actively to achieve this is in the long run?

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My current role is work from home and it will be extended past February. Any cool cities you guys recommend moving to since I have that flexibility?

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At D can you move from traveling role (consulting) to a non travel job internally? Pros and Cons?

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Wife has federal loans tied to her income and makes about 40% of what I do. Worried filing jointly will increase her loan payments so much it will negate tax benefits. Anyone in a similar position?

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How do people usually exit to tech companies for Sr. Analyst to Associate Biz Ops roles? LinkedIn networking + applying on portal or are there specific headhunters?

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Currently interviewing. Would you take an analyst role for less hours or stay in public for better career progression?

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Thoughts about operations manager role at Uber?

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Is there a role at places with in house creative for account managers (spotify, starbucks, etc)? or just a traditional brand manager role?

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Just moved in-house & am hiring a designer - NO clue what salary to propose for this role. Full benefits, mid-level, Chicago-based, mostly designing internal materials (town halls, etc.). Help?

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I moved from consulting to industry - and 2 months in, I hate it. I have severe paralyzing anxiety, am in a stretch role but have limited access to my manager (executive level) and little direction...

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Any PM coming from a design background? Do you miss design craft? Any advice for a fellow designer considering PM role?

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As far as exit opportunities, is there really that big of a salary change from 1 year of senior exp to 2 years?

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Anyone know the PE Ops comp for a VP role (mid-tier)? Approx base + bonus? Is 300k base reasonable?

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Is an MBA worth it? I’m in track for an IT Audit Manager position in the next couple years, have Big 4 experience, and am satisfied with the idea of staying in audit for the foreseeable future (but open to other risk relate roles). Is an MBA going to do anything for me as I look to move up in the audit world in the future? Or should I just focus on doing quality work and not waste my time with an MBA?

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How did you make a jump from senior management to a director position? How long did it take?

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Interview questions: it’s been a LONG time since I interviewed for a role. What’s a great question to ask the interviewer (besides the usual job specs and details)? I never know what to say...

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Is it true that if you don’t hear back within 3 days after an application/employee referral it’s usually a no go? I’ve heard that from a bunch of people.

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Just broke my lease and moving back home with the pops. I want to continue to build my cash position before the wave hits us and be in a position where we can help each other in the event of a downtur

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Question... what’s the equivalent to an AE or SAE role in-house? Thinking about the move to in-house...

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Are any places with female creative leadership hiring? Get me out of here. Please.

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Anybody interviewed with Google and it took forever to schedule the first round with the hiring mgr? They told me they’re interested in me for a few roles been trying to get time for 3 weeks now...

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Anyone here have experience or know someone accepted to UPenn’s MCIT program? Looking for advice on my profile if I even have a chance at applying considering 10% admit rate

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Anyone work in any of the MBB and do security work? I am shifting over and would like some insight. Thanks!

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How do you focus after interviewing for a role that you want? Had final round interviews for a different company last week and am very anxious waiting to hear back - having a hard time focusing

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LinkedIn has stories now. 🤢

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One of my senior managers is a boomerang and told me she was laid off when she was 7 months pregnant about 10 years ago. I think she was a senior or manager. She was in a specific group and everybody was laid off. It wasn’t performance based. Would you work at your company again if you were laid off?

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Traveling from NYC to PHL would I have to Amtrak it or would they fly me?

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MBB 🐠, what would make you consider moving outside MBB? (Big 4, A, etc.)

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Feel like I’m way too bubbly/warm/expressive for my tech team. Find myself having to tone it down and talk monotone and unexpressive to match the vibe. Any other bubbly/upbeat ladies have trouble with this?

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I have W2s from 5 different states, all for different portions of my salary, is there a do-it-yourself tax software that’ll sort this correctly? And if so, which is the best?

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How does everyone feel about people that "earn" their status through credit card spending? Came up in conversation about points with a family friend last weekend

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Feel like im firmly in the layoff crosshairs and i am now in a massive funk

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My current role is work from home and it will be extended past February. Any cool cities you guys recommend moving to since I have that flexibility?

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TFW the client office handicap stall is bigger than your Manhattan bedroom

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So is it normal that the client hates me because I load them with a lot of work and expect them to ALWAYS finish on time? We had good relationship during workshop but not so much after execution.

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because you know I'm all about them points, bout them points

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At D can you move from traveling role (consulting) to a non travel job internally? Pros and Cons?

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Can someone give a time sense for an average prep time for CSCP certification versus CPIM? I think CPIM takes much longer but not sure

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Any Booz folks here? How do the roles Senior Consultant and then Principal Director map into Accenture roles? Any help appreciated!

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Slalom 🐠, expecting an offer soon. Anyone care to elaborate on culture and types on projects you work on? Would be coming in at consultant level in the cloud space

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