I’ve been at meta for about 6 months now as a new graduate and my team recently got re-orged. The project of the new team is very uninteresting to me and honestly I realized that I’ve chosen an “easy” work team.
I recently got advice that I need to do more meaningful work such that my skills develop and I can create credibility. I don’t think the work on my current team or the new team makes me excited or even happy in anyway.
I would love to explore the metaverse org as I was heavily involved in VR/AR development work in college.however, I’d have to wait until July to start this process+ this would mean I moved 3 teams in 1 year implying I spent more time ramping up than doing meaningful work.
I’m also considering switching companies. I am able to secure interviews from a few companies that seem interesting to me.
Does anyone have any suggestions ?
Sorry to hear this - There's so much turbulence now with the layoffs, hiring freeze, and all the spaghetti surrounding Meta.
I have several thoughts here:
All that being said, if you have a truly fundamental problem with how all of Meta operates, switching jobs could be the right move. Just keep in mind that your growth will be at standstill for a while as you grind through interviews, figure out your final offer, and then onboard into a new team and company.