The SYCK Career Podcast

Ep 97: Navigating Career Transitions: An Interview with Google Product Manager Annie Ma-Weaver


In this episode, our Founder and CEO Alan Stein is joined by Annie Ma-Weaver, a product manager at Google. She shares her illustrious career path spanning 14 years and discusses her diverse roles and transitions within Google.

Annie emphasizes the importance of being deliberate and proactive in shaping one's career, paying attention to areas of investment and personal growth. She also highlights the significance of maintaining ambition and pushing forward, even while raising young children.

Tune in to hear Annie Ma-Weaver's inspiring journey at Google and gain valuable insights for shaping your own career path!

In This Episode:

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 05:48 - How Annie's transitioned her career within Google
  • 08:53 - Bouncing back from a layoff
  • 13:41 - What is product management like in Google?
  • 17:04 - Annie's jump to product management
  • 22:05 - What is HPC?
  • 23:26 - Why Annie got her MBA
  • 27:13 - Full-time MBA
  • 29:23 - Searching internal and external opportunities after getting laid off
  • 33:48 - Annie's SYCK Advice

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Annie Ma-Weaver is the Group PM for HPC and works to build products and solutions to enable scientists, researchers and engineers to run HPC workloads on Google Cloud. She has been with Google for 13+ years in roles including Chief of Staff, Strategy and BD. Before Google, Annie conducted behavioral economics research at Columbia Business School, worked in investment banking in Hong Kong and consulted for the Scottish government. Annie received an MBA from the Haas School of Business and a BA in Economics and Psychology from Columbia University. 

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