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Google contacted me via LI about a strategy and operations role. I saw on LI that of my 30 business school friends who work at Google, 0 are in S&O. Why do you think this is the case? It could be random chance, but is S&O low paid, or otherwise unattractive for MBA grads for a different reason? 🤔

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Or and just hear me out, it could be due to 100 different reasons

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Maybe reach out and ask one of them

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I'm reaching out to my friends as we speak. So far, I've heard that S&O duties are more like project management than strategy, and Googlers don't respect those roles as much as roles related to engineering, marketing or sales/BD. Any 🐠 have helpful info?

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To add, with tech sales, generally, the more the company relies on large enterprise sales, the more you’ll get paid. For Google, salesmen are much less core to the survival of the business versus a company like Oracle. Last year my friend got a 100k commission for playing a very small part (his words) in closing a 150M deal.

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You know Google does a lot things right? You know that most corporate strategy roles are just a gateway to a P&L or function based role right? Perhaps you should just reach out to your former classmates to find out more details?

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S&O is a much, much smaller part of Google than SWE, Marketing, Operations, Sales, and Product Design/Management.

Tangent question: do strategy and operations roles sometimes lead to a transition to product management?

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