Bored to death at G

Google futgug
May 8 52 Comments

3 yoe.
2 at Amazon, 1 at G.

I switched for more TC and because it's G. But it doesn't look like anybody does any work here. Sure, the perks are awesome. Deadlines don't carry any meaning here unless it's a compliance project.
My teammates go to lunch for 2 hrs everyday.
Things are so slow.
I'm not sure what leadership visions are. Openness culture is dying, more censorship.

What should I do next? Which companies should I try? I'll probably GTFO after bonus payout in Jan.
My moto is to make as much money as I can in 5 years and go back to India.
TC: 255k

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TOP 52 Comments
  • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
    Bruh, that sounds like heaven to me! Making boat loads of money whilst having good wlb. Sounds like a dream to me and yet you are whining about this? Goes to show how unsatisfied humans can be.
    May 8 5
    • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
      I would get rug burn trying to jump at an offer that pays me tc like google and gives me an awesome wlb!
      May 8
    • Amazon npYz41
      Op really is in Utopia at work. I'd derive satisfaction elsewhere and milk the greens.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      Trust me folks, 30-40k more or less doesn't matter.

      I'm bored with this job.
      May 8
    • Amazon npYz41
      I have been prepping for months for G to get out if here. And you are saying this.
      May 8
    • Condé Nast 0110011001110101
      It's not unsatisfaction. Some people just feel comfortable and happy with work. I personally work 10-12 hours a day and if my day is not fully filled with work, I feel bored also.

      Some people truly _enjoy_ working and love the challenge. I am personally bored out of my mind at my current job, and I am excited to join Amazon soon and get my ass whooped. I feel alive when I'm working hard.
      May 9
  • Amazon Beff-Jezos
    Depends on what you want for life.

    Lots of work, high TC: go to Facebook.
    Lots of work, low TC: go to Amazon.
    No work, high TC: go to Google.
    No work, low TC: go to Microsoft.
    May 8 3
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      Good work high tc: LinkedIn
      May 8
    • Amazon seattle18
      I dont think amazon tc is low. I agree its a lot of work and stress but there tc is very high too. Im at 240k in my year 3 and 4. I have 7 yoe overall. How much more can it be in any other company?
      May 9
    • Amazon Beff-Jezos
      I know. Just made this up for fun. Yes comp at Amazon has improved significantly over the past few years. No big difference with lowballed offer from other FAANGs.
      May 9
  • New zmzaon
    Nobody goes back
    Make money and chill while you can..
    May 8 0
  • Amazon seattle18
    Why not go back to amazon? Its definitely more fast pace and fast deadlines. Whats ur location?
    May 8 6
    • Amazon seattle18
      I agree with u. The only reason i mentioned to go back was u seemed to like the high fast pace env, Amazon will give u a lot of that. Whats ur location?
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      Bay Area.
      Open to move to Seattle.
      May 8
    • Amazon seattle18
      Arent u underpaid then?. Im at amazon with 240k tc and in seattle. I have 7 yoe though.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      I think I'm good for a little less than 3 yoe.

      Amazon comp after promo was 179k, would have been 195k now due to stock increase.

      Plus, I'll actually get refreshers here for performance.
      May 8
    • Facebook / Eng weejoi
      Try FB
      May 8
  • Amazon
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    ps.ilymore
    If your plan is just to go back to India why would you care about anything other than TC? 5 years will fly by in a good WLB team
    May 8 3
    • Amazon npYz41
      +1 you can gain satisfaction in other ways from work. Ideal situation for me.
      May 8
    • Amazon seattle18
      Totally! I been at amazon and have a horrible wlb . The last 1.5 years feels like 10 years
      May 8
    • Agree. I worked my ass for company A, and I aged twice as fast there. At company B, I worked a third of what I did at company A and life felt goooood!
      May 8
  • Google topCon
    Op seems like a typical entitled millennial to me. High TC and awesome wlb, yet he'll find something to complain about. If someday he's less bored of his work, he'll move on to complain about something else, anything. That's the thing about an entitled millennial, complaining is like breathing.
    May 8 6
    • Google futgug
      OP
      Chill Sundar
      May 8
    • Google topCon
      You chill, Liz-Fong.
      May 8
    • Google coolguy00
      wlb, tc, interesting work, choose 2.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      TC and interesting work
      May 8
    • Facebook / Eng weejoi
      Op can always join FB if op misses Amazon. Fb = Amazon wlb + Top TC
      May 8
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    • Oscar 🐨koala
      And many of us want to join facebook.....
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      I actually like working 10-11 hrs a day.
      May 8
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Facebook of course.
    May 8 0
  • Amazon npYz41
    What level at G?
    May 8 6
    • Facebook /21nsm-3
      So you get paid 255K TC for T3? That’s insane! I’ve got paid less as E4 at FB.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      Yup. Competing offers and SDE2 at Amazon while switching.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      @Facebook
      What's your TC?
      May 8
    • Facebook /21nsm-3
      I’m internally promoted E3 -> E4, 2 YOE, TC 220K.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      OP
      Bay Area?
      May 8
  • Lool grass is always greener on the other side 😂
    May 8 4
  • Facebook wlbfirst
    I envy your wlb. I want to rage quit whenever my manager adds a meaningless work item on backlog
    May 8 1
    • Facebook / Eng weejoi
      Haha
      May 8
  • Google coolguy00
    what team
    May 8 0
  • What team is that, OP? I would like to join. I don't like working more than 6-8 hours a day. I find happiness in other things outside work.
    May 8 0
  • New
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    Uoseidonmore
    I think the problem is more about you, not your work.
    Jun 15 0
  • Google / Eng R+
    Same issue. Utterly bored.
    Jun 1 0
  • Amazon qwertyup
    you can follow in Big Head's foot steps, rest, then head the moonshot division.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/who-is-silicon-valley-big-head-in-real-life-2016-8
    May 8 0
  • Sogeti eqdy52
    What team in Google?
    May 8 0