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Technical Account Manager
Being a woman in tech, I only recently started advocating for myself at work about advancement opportunities. Because of this I wanted to ask this question to my male counterparts. When you have 1:1's with your direct reports and talk about career growth / aspirations what is your managers’ response typically? I’d like to gauge how my experience (negative) differs from others. For instance are you met with blockades, enthusiasm, dread, etc?
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ProsRemote first and people first workforce. Allow you to work from anywhere from California to Belgium. You are going to get your hands dirty right away and will have no problem leaning into your
ConsThe Start-up phase can have you wearing many hands and jumping to different tasks. So you have to be used to switching tasks efficiently. A pride in self-development of solutions to growth pains
Advice to ManagementDon't be afraid or too prideful to implement current software solutions to existing problems.
I applied through an employee referral The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Firstbase (United Kingdom) in Apr 2022
InterviewInvited for a intro call with the technical director, which went quite well. Invited for a TDD interview to implement a set. Performed well on the TDD part of the interview but was rejected for seemingly arbitrary elements of my implementation for set.
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Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Pay Equality Pledge
Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience
Tech Hiring Commitment
Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
All answers shown come directly from Firstbase Reviews and are not edited or altered.
...Career growth is slow; promotions generally require taking on the role long before receiving the title/comp...
January 25, 2022