Is it possible to break into management at FAANG without a postgraduate degree? Everyone above me has at least a Master's and I've just got a Bsc.

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Is it possible? Yes. Is it easy? Not really. If you've got a lot of experience and an impressive resume, you might be able to beat the odds. Your best bet is to try and get promoted from within so you can gain some experience.


It is, I've seen it a ton!

Yep possible.


It really is a combination of networking, skillsets, leadership potential and credentials. It would help a ton to have a postgrad degree but i have seen plenty without one

Possible, but probably not the easiest leap.

Most of the first tier managers at google are people who were googlers fist and then became managers after a few years. Post graduate degrees we're never discussed when I applied.

I don't think it's necessary tbh. It can help depending on your role (I.e., research-focused roles may need it more to show you have experience with synthesis etc), but overall, it's still doable

Maybe if you’re applying for a management role from outside the company, but internally where I was that was never discussed if someone was looking to move into management

If you don't have the degree, you'll need that much more skill and experience under your belt. I guess that means the answer to whether it's possible depends on you.

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