I'm debating between two teams in bootcamp. All else assuming equal, the hiring manager (HM) of team A is higher up on the org chain (Team A HM reports to X, Team B HM reports to U who reports to W who reports to X).
Should this play a factor in deciding between teams?
In general I’d say Team B is better, as long as you don’t think it blocks your mobility (e.g. if you have immediate plans to transition into management, it’ll probably be harder in Team B).
Team A (where you have a more senior manager) gives you more access to senior leadership, but you’re also likely to have a busier manager.
Team B (where you have the manager lower in the chain) is going to have more time + energy for you, and can work more closely with you in things like project selection, team collaboration, and PSC. For most engineers, this is probably a good thing.