Does Google zurich hiring freeze?

Alibaba Group / Eng cGQE02
Sep 9 36 Comments

Hi folks,

I find there isn't Software Engineer opening in Zurich at career.google.com.There's only 3 engineering opening which is SRE、Android、and iOS.In my mind,Google zurich is the biggest engineering office outside the US,but I can find plenty od SWE opening in London/Tokyo/Beijing. What happened to Google Zurich ?

YOE:3 yrs Java experience
TC:100k usd in Asia
LC:500

Interested in working at Google Zurich

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Facebook cocosof
    Zurich (and most of Europe) is an awful place to live, I would take 100k in Asia any day unless you meant India or Pakistan or something.
    Sep 9 11
    • Facebook cocosof
      Pretentious, cold or rude people, awful healthcare, and awful diversity, which means awful ethnic food - hope you like kebab!
      Sep 10
    • Uber / Eng TKOmelette
      Are you in Turkey?
      Sep 10
    • Facebook cocosof
      Zurich
      Sep 10
    • Facebook cocosof
      The best countries are actually the ones with lower "QOL", "equality", etc, such as USA, Canada, Japan, UK, Spain, etc. because those fake metrics don't reflect how it's like to actually be there and just let them ignore their issues and feel smug about themselves.

      I'd say US is the best balancing all factors tbh. This coming from a non-American non-White LGBT[0-9A-Z]+ person btw
      Sep 10
    • Uber / Eng TKOmelette
      Who feels smug about themselves? You can’t generalize from Zurich people to all Europeans.
      Sep 10
  • New KuqP64
    Yeah, there is a hiring freeze in any European office now.

    I’ve applied for L3 as well, but my application is on hold due to low headcount.

    The recruiter asked to wait till the end of the year 😑
    Sep 9 5
    • Alibaba Group / Eng cGQE02
      OP
      Thanks !
      Sep 9
    • New KuqP64
      Try to apply for US, maybe you can do the interviews there and if you pass HC you can ask to be reallocated to Zurich.

      Good luck!
      Sep 9
    • Microsoft / Eng
      leetcodexo

      Microsoft Eng

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      leetcodexomore
      Not in all EU offices, but Zurich is in hiring freeze from recruiter’s words
      Sep 9
    • New KuqP64
      Hmm interesting, London is also affected. Can you check with your recruiter if you have something different?

      I even sent him this job position https://careers.google.com/jobs/results/124712063483159238-software-engineer/ - but the answer was it is only for senior SWE.

      Please let me know if you know any opportunity in London!
      Sep 9
    • Any idea why?
      Sep 10
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    • Alibaba Group / Eng cGQE02
      OP
      Go and fuck yourself
      Sep 9
  • Google / Eng fsck
    Those openings aren't a reliable indicator of HC availability. Yes it's a big office and plenty of teams hiring, and not just SREs or mobile devs.

    If you must, apply through a suitable generic opening in London and tell recruiter that you actually prefer Zurich, it should not be a problem
    Sep 10 5
    • New range
      Do I have to interview in Europe? If I interviewed in China or SG, could I tell my recruiter to match Zurich for me?
      Sep 10
    • New KuqP64
      @fsck if you’re based in Zurich and can refer a few teams for candidates on team match (backend dev) please help us :-)
      Sep 10
    • Facebook cocosof
      You should just actually go to london instead, much better city.
      Sep 10
    • IBM / Data bbWI22
      Pay is lower in London
      Sep 10
    • New KuqP64
      London office also have a low headcount right now.
      Sep 10
  • New KuqP64
    @Range, What’s your situation? Did you pass HC already? And which office are you applying for?
    Sep 10 3
    • New range
      Yes, I passed HC one month ago. Matching APAC and EMEA but no matching call so far. L4 by the way.
      Sep 10
    • Can you please elaborate what do you mean by “passing HC”
      Is it when HR says your onsite performance is fine to process further or something else?
      Sep 11
    • New range
      I mean Hiring committee already approved my application.
      Sep 11
  • New range
    OP you interviewed in China? Are you only open to Zurich?
    Sep 10 3
    • Alibaba Group / Eng cGQE02
      OP
      I am not interviewed yet.Not just zurich,Beijing/Shanghai/Tokyo are fine too
      Sep 10
    • New range
      In this case maybe you should start interview first, one of my friend passed HC 4 months ago in China and still can’t get team matched.
      Sep 10
    • New range
      Baidu, did your recruiter tell you when will there be position released?
      Sep 17
  • New dTQm31
    why does zurich office keep interviewing candidate?
    Sep 10 1
    • New range
      Same thing is happening everywhere.
      Sep 11
  • Heard the same, anyone has an idea why?
    Sep 10 0