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It seems like it’s pretty risky to do an MBA (even M7) if you want to work in non-amazon tech. I work for FAANG already, but nervous about recruiting post-MBA since most schools send only 3-6 people to my company. If I do decide to go the MBA route should I just force myself to be comfortable working at amazon?

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Since you're already near post MBA salary, you should be more concerned about the type of work you'll be doing than the company you're working for. For example pivoting from engineering to strategy focused roles.

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I’m a PM at a non-FAANG with initial TC over $200k. Plenty of options

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Most T15 usually send some people to FAANG. Amazon is now the largest employer at most of those school. With a good tech background you definitely have a good shot at Google and FB but the expected value is always Amazon.

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Are you single minded focused on salary maximizing? If so, sure… though, I sure hope not because I don’t think that’s the path towards a fulfilling career. I’d thinking a lot more through your role and function and if that path excites you. If it does, then perhaps b school doesn’t make sense. If you want to make a pivot to a different role or function, there are cases when b school could help. Salary? I feel like you’ll be taken care of either way so wouldn’t get hung up on that.

Can't use # of people going to FAANG as a metric for a school like you can # of people going to MBB (for example). I feel like FAANG recruiting is much more about relevant experience than consulting or banking.

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Why is FAANG the end all? I went to an M7 and know plenty who ended up in Tech, both FAANG (beyond just Amazon) and other companies in Tech

Lol FAANG isn’t looked at as the pinnacle of Tech anymore. And what role are you? If not a PM, non-FAANG PM > FAANG non-PM if you want to go into Product Management

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