I’m a sales engineer looking to pivot into PMM. Does anyone have any tips for this transition?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

It’s one of the easiest switches as you know the product and the customer. Work on launch demos and volunteer your time with a PMM team.


hey! i made the switch from sales engineering to PMM- motivations for me was tired of being tied to quota/performance of my AE and PMMs tend to be more strategic - you already have half the skill set you just need to articulate it- do some research on how to formulate GTM/ product launch strategies and make sure you can make presentations and write well


I was SE transitioned to PMM at Salesforce. It works pretty well if you want to land a GTM PMM role


Why do you want to switch?

I used to be a PMM and always wanted to switch to sales engineering 😅 what is your work/ education background? Most skills transfer!

Related Posts

What salary (fixed and variable) can I expect at Amazon, Bangalore location for SDE 2 having 9 years of experience. Cleared interview for Big Data Engineer. HR round is pending.



Met a friend today who said crypto is a scam. Unfriended him for life. Not hodling this friendship.


Applied to the Big4 for healthcare advisory. When should I expect to hear back if I’ve gotten a phone screen?


Does anyone know if Pwc files h1B premium processing?

First date as a concert? Am I insane?


Salaam everyone, I (26F) been thinking more about settling down and I’m honestly at loss at the Islamic way to go about it. They say you don’t really know someone anyway unless you marry them so are we supposed to just do istikharah for a stranger and hope for the best? Because everyone is always going to say nice things, we’d always try to impress the other person, how can we even know someone


Folks at EY? Did any of you hear/ know of anyone getting laid off at our's? Several posts on layoff just getting on my nerves.. 😕

What's the CTC offered for Assistant Manager Level Position in TSE?


Just a post to share the newly found export/import software Dancing Numbers. It was a life saver for me when a client had a Quickbooks file that needed months of entries exported from corrupt file imported to new file.. thought I would share


Who's dreading Monday tomorrow and why?


1 What is the best way to source LMM deals as a buyer who wants to operate?

2 Where would I find benchmark for multiples by industry?

3 What is typical financing structure if buyer doesn’t want to pay all cash?


675 hours of work til I quit 🙃


What’s the best way to switch projects if youre having pushback from SM ?


Harder to get a PS5 than a vaccine rn. Thanks BestBuy for the national announcement of release time lol


I have made it to the final round of the interview process for a Corporate Counsel role at an early stage startup and will be interviewing with the GC at the end of the week. This is a small legal team currently consisting of the GC and three other lawyers, and the role that I applied for reports directly to the GC. Can anyone advise me as to what sort of questions that I can expect from the GC and how to effectively advocate my candidacy for the position?


Hi Team,

I have cleared first round of technical interview in HCL. My joining date in the next company is 26th October.

What are the odds that HCL will complete it's recruitment till then as I am interested in going to HCL than the next company due to WLB?

YOE - 5 years

I have given interview multiple times within a month in a single company and got selected.

Will not be any problem in future as i broken cooling period policy?


Haven’t had luck in finding a decent roommate on apps so I’m trying my luck here. Feel free to report if inappropriate.

I have a house in houston and have a spare bedroom to rent for 600/mo. exc. utilities. Long term lease is preferred. Free career coaching 24/7 if that will attract you 😉 social distancing optional. PM me if interested 😄


How did you get people excited about your app launch?


Additional Posts in Product Marketing

What's your favorite tech product beta launch and why? 🚀


Want to transition from product marketing at a major bank to a fintech start-up. Looking for salary data- typical cash, bonus, and equity structure. 5 years of experience.


What's the ideal ratio of Product Marketer : Product Manager? I know this isn't always a cookie-cutter answer depending on the product, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts.


Is Technical Product Marketing Manager comp similar to Product Marketing Manager comp?


What are the best tools and frameworks you use as a product marketer?


 I have almost 8 years of experience in marketing, including social media, event planning, content marketing, paid social, website design and I am currently a Director of Marketing (almost 2 years in this role) I am looking to pivot more SaaS related companies and possibly Product Marketing Management. Should I get my PMA?


Hello… need some advice… I am a Sr Business intelligence analyst looking to pursue career as a Product owner/Manager… does holding a CSPO certificate help with the role transition?


Any good product marketing related books for those who inspire to become one?


Brand marketing background focused on CPG, prepping for product marketing interviews in tech. Would love any advice. Or even basic reassurance

Looking for an entry level product analyst/marketing role in ny. I’m doing marketing right now but barely getting any strategizing work.


Thoughts on moving into more of a PMM role? I currently have 10 YOE of acquisition based marketing in financial products. I design, implement and track acquisition campaigns but I also work with our tech team and design new UX, acquisition channels and other enhancements. I have my hand in a lot of facets of our program! I’m looking towards fintechs for growth opportunities and it seems like most positions are posted at Product Marketing Managers. Would taking some specific certifications help?


Interviewing for enterprise product marketing roles in the SF area. Marketing generalist at a start-up in NY. Looking for salary data to know what to ask for.

Any portfolio marketers for services firms in here? If so please send me a message!


In the past year it feels like my role is taking on more of a ‘product’ focus - I’m focusing more around understanding audience and engagement strategy, feedback / iteration, and roadmapping.

I’d love to jump into a PM or PMM focused course to sharpen my skills - does anyone have recommendations on short courses (that I could hopefully spend my Personal Development budget on)


Any product marketers that would like to share their resume? In particular niche marketing b2b…just struggling to quantify my accomplishments as a pmm.


Does anyone know how much big tech/FAANG product marketing directors make in New York City? If possible please break out base, bonus, and equity. Thank you!


Which companies pays more than $300k to Product Managers with no-CS background ?


Any good books or articles worth reading on product marketing and analytics? I come from more of a technical and general product management background, so I personally feel like I lack on the marketing side. Like Search engine optimization, etc. Thank you.


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the
Fishbowl app

See what’s happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

A phone with Fishbowl app

Send download link to your phone


Scan your QR code to download
Fishbowl app on your mobile

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Messaging rates may apply

Download app

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Already have an account? Log in

Sign up for free to continue using Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use(New) and Privacy Policy(New)
Messaging rates may apply

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or