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Completed all interviews for a program manager role. All feedback was positive and they want to go ahead but with a different role. The new role is Project and process manager in Payroll.

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Have you had a fit call with the hiring manager? How does it differ from your overall goals? Your first six months at Google are largely learning the job, company, processes, culture, etc. You wouldn’t be ill served to join and do a transfer in due time. The interviews must have showed you have operational expertise and you’d succeed more highly in this role. If you still have a fit call and hiring committee to get through, take more information before deciding.

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I think you’re on track. Not sure what office (Bay area or NYC or another location) but keep in mind headcount is usually slim for PgM.

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You can ask always the recruiter about the role and how it is different.

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+1 for learning more about he role and potentially accepting it. Once you're in, you can look for other roles after a year or so if you don't enjoy the work after all.

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Cont. The new role is less aligned with what I’m looking for than the original one. On the one hand, it still seems like a great opportunity, on the other hand, it’s not what I was looking for and sounds less exciting. How should I play it or reframe in my mind? What is the difference between PgM and Project and process manager?

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OP How long did it take them to give your position details post your on-site?

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