Please help. I’ve moved up the ranks pretty quickly at the company I work for to become a Principal SE. My manager thinks the best next step for me is to move into management and leadership and has started pushing me to apply for an engineering manager role. They say that I will be a good fit because of my strong technical background paired with the leadership and people skills I display currently.
How did you figure out what you wanted to exit into? I haven’t been at any client or on any project I’ve been passionate about. Everything is kind of... fine?
I’ve just been hired in a senior strat role and am pretty nervous 😩. What advice do y’all have for someone moving into their first senior role.
I’m interested in applying to the Salesforce SE role and believe it would a good fit for my experience (6 YOE: pre sales, consulting, and analytics)
Would anyone be willing to discuss and provide a referral if you feel it’s a match?
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Recently looking at the current discussion on various forums it seems Deloitte has let down its employees in various aspects. This is to request a career advice to us who are looking to work with Deloitte as new hires.
1. Is the scenario same for Deloitte usi and Deloitte india?
2. Will the situation of hikes/promotion/wlb gonna get better from next yr?
3. Can we expect hire and fire policy from Deloitte considering recent mass hiring?
4. If I have to choose b/w deloitte usi and india or other ?
I'm looking for PMO role. Currently I'm working in TCS as PMO lead for 2.5 yrs and have over 6.9 yrs experience.
Please do reach me !!
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Hey is anyone looking to make the jump to big 4 or trying to come back? Message me and I can put in a referral for you!
Anyone else guilty of poisoning new hires viewpoints?? Some of em just asked me so many questions and I wanna be honest with them.
Like sorry Timmy pls don’t ask me “what happens when ‘politics’ come up in the work place” on a call of 30 other new hires next time so I don’t have to say that “we basically let our bosses say that we don’t talk about politics then he proceeds to talk about politics and then we talk about politics”.
(The hiring committee person literally cut me off after this 🤣)
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Should I decline the offer and ask to be considered for a higher role that better fits my qualifications? The offer I had was with a great bank but I'm overqualified for that. Its been hard to find a job because I dont have prior experiences.
I’m hiring for an M level strat role at a boutique NFT agency. We’re working with F100 brands to build and execute Web3 programs (like Macy’s thxgiving NFT drop but way better). If you’re passionate about crypto and have legit strategy chops, I want to hear from you!!!
Anyone switch from core tax to either advisory or an HR/IFS (internal firm services) role?
Seeking for referral for one of my fullstack developer friends in Singapore. Anyone willing to help, please DM me.
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So about 8 mos into my 1st year I accepted a PE/VC role that starts in Nov. I was pretty unhappy and felt like IB wasn’t for me. Few months after that I feel like I’ve settled into the role more, bonded with my team and just happier overall. I still dread working every weekend & over holidays but I feel more confident about my work. We had reviews and turns out I’m top bucket/highest ranked analyst in my class (NYC EB) and now I feel guilty about leaving. Anyone have thoughts here?
2021 graduate looking for healthcare transaction/regulatory associate position in Dallas. I have been at a boutique health law firm for a year — currently representing several clients independently/bringing new clients into the firm.
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A guy just stopped me in the street and said that I am beautiful and asked if I am single. I am flattered, and what a nice Sunday evening!
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What's your current and 5 year ahead corpus?
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What do you all think about using cosmetics at work? Nothing too crazy, for instance, prominent cat-eye eyeliner. It makes me look good, but does look professional?
Anyone know about salaries for SFA and finance manger at Dropbox working in Canada..I didn’t find much on glassdoor
I just bought a new e commerce business but the seller didn't have enough inventory on hand. It's going to take 5 days to get more. How pissed would you be if your order didn't ship for 5 days but we let you know and apologized for it.
PwC gave me an offer for 127k and I signed the offer letter. Deloitte is now matching that offer and I am thinking of staying back with Deloitte. Will PwC blacklist me? And for how long?
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Have an interview coming up for tech strategy role- understand it will be case interview. Any tips / material I should be looking at for prep?
How much should I be making as a full time manager at a full service car wash after running it for 5 years?
What is y’all’s social media strategy for organic reach and engagement?
What type of content performs best for you? Do you post on a certain day at a certain time? Do you believe using hashtags actually help? Is there a way to make posts more “interactive” ? What are your thoughts on reposting other creators content and giving credit?
Sorry lots of questions
Currently living in the SF, deciding whether to move back to NYC for my fiancé to be closer to family. What are the pros and cons of working in tech in either coast.
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I have been into support projects for 7+ years in two different IT and Finance companies. Now I want to switch to SAP or any new technology/tool. Please advise on where should I be looking at now to enhance my career and technical skills. FYI I am not keen to learn coding and DevOps. I have been in database background since beginning
Hi all - just joining and looking for some guidance! I am currently in an IT internship position (making pretty solid money considering) and following this summer I will stay on part time during my senior year (discussing a full-time job offer after already). I’m getting my computer science degree, so I would like to do something more technical in the workplace when I graduate. How do I advocate myself for that to my manager without sounding unappreciative of the position I’m in?
I’m a mechanical engineer working for an aerospace company but I want to make the transition into tech. During my last 2 semesters of college, I took some coding classes and realized this is what I really wanted to do. I graduated in December, 2021 and have been teaching myself programming ever since. I still have a log to learn but I want to eventually land a job at HubSpot or Spotify. In the meantime I’m looking for mentors. Is anybody willing to chat and offer some advice and connections?
Okay, I feel like if a QE in India needs to email me, an SE, to just press the 'resolve' button on a user story that was created after a bug report was issued and fixed, then maybe... Just MAYBE... There might be a bureaucracy problem. 😒
Hello, Need some advice. I am largely a self taught full stack developer, and quite comfortable with coding. However, when under pressure at work, I crumble and go in a rabbit hole and need assistance from someone in team to pull me out, so much so that it negatively gives impression that I am slacking. I have been working to brush up my skills in DS, Algo and fundamentals since I feel having a better understanding of these might help. I specifically struggle with bug tickets. Contd in comment
Is it a good idea to resign for pay raises in the next 2 years to get a higher payment at the begining of the contract?
Hi everyone! Can anyone tell me how the technical interview portion at Amazon is? This is for a Front-End role.
If someone wants to change from help desk work to programming but can't afford pricey schools what language would most beneficial to learn? And do you have recommendations for where/how to learn?
Go with growth when it’s available. If coding is your passion you’ll always find opportunities to do it but growth is harder to chase.
I was thinking the same
Thats awesome. Glad to hear that companies are promoting within and not looking else first before asking their own employees!
Try it out, if you don’t like it I would almost guarantee that they’ll let you go back to being an IC with the same comp.
I would love to write back more details to this later. It's been a struggle for me for 10 years back and forth with Management and IC. I am currently interviewing for IC roles after several successful years in management. I will say though, I have fallen behind. It's been difficult to find high level positions who can look past the fact i was not in the weeds recently. I've done a TON of studying, interviewing, and personal projects to keep my skills up the past 6months or so. (SwiftUI and Jetpack) One of these times it'll work out.
My manager told me a few years ago, you accumulate skills and roles like a snowball, you don't shed one for another. There's plenty of principal skills that fit management skills and vise versa! At a high enough level they really blend together.
People management is a WHOLE different job. So watch out for that and be ready. No daily productivity hit, more of a long range feedback loop with a really big payoff when you make good policies, decisions and process.
Happy to chat more! Good luck!
You really should do what YOU want to do. If you feel like your time is best spent as an IC you should keep doing that. If you do decide to go down the management track, set the expectation that you want to keep contributing technically whether it's through designs, code reviews, and/or coding.
I've seen plenty of people switch in and out of management in my career while at the same company. I don't think there's anything wrong with trying.
I think, in the long-term, succeeding in management & leadership is for those who want that job and are determined to make success of it.
So if you plan to just “try it”, then upon encountering difficulties you plan to run back to being an IC, you have already failed even before you have started.
My suggestion is search your heart and ask it if it is 1) satisfied with the technical journey you have already had and is ready to leave that all behind.
And 2) Assuming the answer to 1 above is yes, then assess yourself to see if you are ready for this career change to the land of people, projects & policy management; and are ready to fight to make it a success.
It would be much harder going upwards in-house so that’s a bonus. It’s also easier to go downwards. I say pursue the promotion, level up your skills. Take in what you can from this new perspective and if you enjoy it. Stay. If you don’t step down.
It’s much harder to go upwards in general. So I would say this is a good opportunity to explore and if you don’t like it… then yeah
See if you can try it out for six months with the option to move back to IC if leadership doesn’t suit you. Of course a lot of it depends on the leaders you will report to. I would meet with the prospective leader and their leader to talk about their leadership style and their plan to ramp you up into management.
If the stock doesn’t convince you… I don’t think you are going to find a more challenging FAANG than the one you are already at. New challenges (and stock grants?) seem to appear for leadership.
IC is a common term in the industry. I've never worked at FAANG and all of my employers with more than a dozen or so employees have used it.
This is the most real answer and exactly what I’m struggling with. I think the answer is yes. Let’s see if I can do it.
Speak to someone who already does the job and see if it's something that appeals to you. I used be IC and now I am driving the process and coordination across 25 people. I still solve problems, I still enjoy it, I still make use of my technical background but I don't write code regularly. Think what problems you like solving and how. If it's only problems like how do I scale across x platform but not how do I scale a team and workload across x people then maybe worth checking something else. In my company we also have the distinguished engineer track which is exactly to progress high performing IC into senior positions while remaining primarily hands on, maybe yours has something like that too.
You could try to go down the Software Architecture track. Also an opportunity to be a leader, but you stay technical, and still get to write code, if at least for prototypes.
You can ALWAYS become less technical, but it's really hard to go from a less technical role back to a more technical one.
From architect you can basically go anywhere
You have to do what makes you happy or you’ll be miserable. You can have financial success as an IC or a manager.
Lead this decision with your heart, but listen to your mind too. Just give more juice to what will make you happy long term.
Upward growth is always important. Know that there are a ton of different challenges that go with making this kind of switch. Yes you're technically sound, know your way around the codebase, but you're now responsible for others and their technical soundness (+contributions), timelines and growth.
Many go into leadership thinking one thing and realizing it's a completely different game than what they thought. Mentally prepare yourself to go back to square one. How you handled something as an IC will likely be different in how you handle it from the management perspective. You're going to fail in a multitude of different ways and that's ok. Stay true to who you are as a person and your IC/manager hat will become one.
I’ve been hesitant to take on managerial roles in my career because I know I enjoy being an IC and the ability it gives me to skill up in my chosen career. I don’t think I’ll always resist leadership opportunities, but for my mental health and my professional career path, I’ve tried to be very intentional about what I agree to take on.
That’s just my take on your situation; don’t let culture and pressure lead you in a direction if you’re not prepared or want to go. Your career is your own.
Talk to your manager about your interests and concerns, so when you take the opportunity there are no surprises and they know how to properly support you and plan your career growth.
There are very valid reasons to want to work more independently, however consider that as you grow in your career, interacting and collaborating with others is inevitable.
You don't have to lead, but you definitely need to build your collaboration skills. Managers don't have to be people managers either, although it's the most natural thing not all management roles require to lead if can find a natural leader in your team to develop and you can focus on the delivery and operational side of the role.
Reflect on whether you have been navigating in your comfort zone, think that you'll never know whether you truly like management and leadership if you don't give it a try.
Management is a different career path than technical. There are exemptions, but find out what it means and how it progresses from there. There are very different opportunities and risks between the two paths …
Your manager sees something special in you. You should thank him/her and really think about it for a day or two. If you decide you don’t want to be a manager yet you should tell him you want to continue to learn watching him/her for another year or two. If you are ready to take the leap, then ask for guidance and find out if your manager will comity’s your guide you in hour managerial journey. It’s a very different set of skills that a manager has to madter
I don't have any direct advice but for those who are engineers "capping out" at the principal level and being pushed into management of any kind, and you REALLY hate doing management, I feel for you. I really just want to code and build things. I'll lead a technical team but, man, I don't want to manage people ever. It's upsetting that "management" is seen as the next tier, but what can you do.