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How easy is it to move between groups at FAANG? Example, moving from AWS to Amazon Music, or moving from Google to YouTube? TIA!🙌🏼

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Can only speak to Google. Generally easy to move within groups, but what you are doing will be in same general family. I.e. if you go into Google working in ads, you can move to youtube but your first role would probably still be ads related. While it would be hard to go from ads strat&ops straight to youtube marketing, for example, you could make that switch over time and a few job hops over a few years by doing some strategic networking and 20% work

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Yes, to confirm these would be lateral moves and will delay promos, but it can be done. I was at Google on the ads side for ~5 years after undergrad before B school. Know plenty of people who have gone from ads to marketing to youtube etc, but all are still in the ads space (i.e. starting in sales to go to marketing = marketing ads products not zeitgeist videos or pixels...)

It's super easy at Amazon. After 6-12 months on a team you can pick up and go. Everyone is thirsty for head count and internet transfers are encouraged over leaving the company

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Connect with lead of the desired team to get some pull, once role is confirmed then email your line manager and pray that he or she doesn’t put you on PIP to intentionally orchestrate a block to your transfer

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Sorry but I disagree with the commenter above - I interned at Google and it did NOT seem easy to move departments and working at YouTube is a difficult feat because their teams are small and roles there are super coveted and receive many internal applications. Hence why I didn’t accept a return offer there. But it may depend on your role. It’s fairly siloed for business roles. I was even told informally that I might have a better change exiting to consulting and coming back to google to apply to the team I wanted to switch to rather than trying internally. Not sure how much truth there is to that.

Interesting....did that person mean go into consulting and then apply into a Bizops role? What was that internship in, and what role were you trying to lateral into at Youtube?😊

Best entry to BizOps is consulting... At McKinsey or BCG. It is NOT easy (or possible from what I've seen) to enter at ads sales and go to BizOps. Examples I provided of moving groups are lateral moves in similar functions (i.e. work in ads sales for Google focused on youtube ads and transfer to Youtube to work on new ad formats).

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