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How to improve on one of the Meta performance review pillars - Direction?

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Staff Software Engineer [E6] at Meta2 months ago

Direction: Strategy formulation and road mapping are key, along with influencing and collaborating with other teams. How I could promote proactive inclusion of ideas on other teams’ roadmaps and engaging with leadership to drive product decisions. It’s also important to consult with managers to identify tasks that create the most impact, whether they are big or small. Engaging in strategic and road mapping discussions can be highly beneficial.



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    Tech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
    2 months ago

    For the future, can you attach some specifics about your particular situation? Things like the overall org you're part of at Meta (ads, Reels, notifications, etc) and your tech stack would be really helpful. These questions are good, but without more specific information, it's hard to provide super concrete advice.

    Anyways, you get points for "Direction" by being a bigger influence on more key decisions. There's many parts to this:

    1. Having the social capital and reputation so people listen to you to begin with
    2. Being exposed to that surface area where you can make the decisions
    3. Making good decisions
    4. Creating scope

    All of these are huge areas to learn in and of themselves, but I think these are good resources to start:

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    Tech Lead/Manager at Meta, Pinterest, Kosei
    2 months ago

    which team are you on? what are their priorities for H2 2024? :) this will help to answer the question

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      Staff Software Engineer [E6] [OP]
      2 months ago

      I cannot share too much details. I hope you understand that, the same for my team. It does not matter if you answering high level, it will be bad to learn on the lower level for specific project or priority. I want to learn best practices and approaches for any team or situation.

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