Gimme Google and Google only!

Nordstrom gri43
Mar 24 70 Comments

As an engineer, I want to get into Google soooo bad. No other company is remotely even close to being as desirable. I used to be interested in Facebook but I don’t believe in the future of their product and the brand has been shattered. Is there any other company that can come even close to the elite status, brand, and culture of Google? Please convince me out of this Google tunnel vision!

TC: 225k

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  • Tutanota randodata
    TC of 225k at Nordstrom ? How
    Mar 24 4
    • Amazon lolwhat
      Maybe he's the CEO
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      As I mentioned earlier, we have people from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Our entire leadership staff is pretty much Expedia. Being in the Seattle market, Nordstrom had to increase its pay ranges to hire these people. Isn’t that obvious? 🤦‍♂️
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      This only re-affirms that I should strive for Google. Brand perception causes many to jump to conclusions about the quality of talent or pay. Clearly, people don’t think very highly of Nordstrom, hence the whole point of this thread.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      By the way, Nordstrom gives 125 TC for people with zero YOE, no college degree straight out of Ada or Galvanize boot camp.

      Nordstrom pay is legit. Our customers spend mucho $$$ so we make mucho $$$. I mentioned already but I did turn down Oracle offer.
      Mar 25
  • Oracle db_king
    Ok give it a few years, you’ll grow out of it.
    Mar 24 3
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      It’s been over 5 years and it’s only gotten worse! I used to be in love with FB but when only my mom and her friends are its primary users in my life, it lost its allure...
      Mar 24
    • New mdGG61
      Fb owns instagram and whatsapp
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      I didn’t realize image sharing and text messaging was at the cutting edge of technology?...
      Mar 24
  • MathWorks p8Rz2u
    There are lots of companies with similar/better pay, benefits and culture. I guess the main difference is no one covers as much technological ground and depth as Google, but does that really matter at lower than director level?
    Mar 24 12
    • Oracle meHz42
      No, he is better that’s why he could crack apple. You being mediocre, Nordstrom was your ceiling.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      I completely agree. That’s why I’m trying to become better to go to Google! FYI, I did turn down an Oracle offer. To me, working for Oracle is no different than working for PornHub.
      Mar 24
    • Oracle meHz42
      See, you are still seeing it backwards. You have to be good first. You can’t just join google and become great. Those who are great at google ( there are tons of slackers at google too) they are good cause they already were.

      Focus on improving yourself first. And stop being low and try to insult me. It won’t work. I rejected google offer in 2007 when there used to five telephone interviews. I was stupid not to take it back then but I did what I did. Now anybody can get in. Maybe not you though.

      And I make more than a googler at Oracle. Thanks but I am set.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Oh no, you threw dirt first so I just wanted to give you a taste of your own medicine. Your defensive reaction makes it clear that you cannot handle it. 😜

      I really did turn down an Oracle offer for Nordstrom though. Does that make me the same as you? 😏 I’ve never interviewed at Google...yet.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Finally, you do realize trying to put me down isn’t going to work? The whole point of this thread is to say that I suck and dream of Google. I’m amazed as to how oblivious and clueless you are to that fact. Low EQ much? 🤓
      Mar 24
  • Google topCon
    Op, your obsession is well founded.

    When I meet up with my friends, they call me the "Google guy". They want to sit close to me, hoping to benefit from my mystique like it's fairy dust, knowing the women will flock to me like Amazonians making a bee line for the banana stand during lunchtime

    At a recent reunion with my graduate class, the professors took turns marching me around the room on their shoulders while they pointed fingers at my peers and yelled "shame, shame, shame"

    At home, my wife treats me like a king and kids listen to every word I have to say.

    My manhood was only two inches before Google. Now it's two inches...from the ground!

    This is all because of Google. You too can experience this ecstasy, this state of nirvana. All you have to do is pass the interview

    ;-)
    Mar 25 1
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      OMG. Thank you so much for the inspiration and motivation to get into the magical world of Google. 🤩 It doesn’t help my original request but at least it verifies that I’m not crazy either.
      Mar 25
  • Microsoft Tay.I.
    TC at JWN? What’s wrong with them?
    Mar 24 5
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      The culture has become garbage with the Expedia leadership takeover. The tech adoption is cutting edge but Nordstrom will never be seen as a true tech company. There are of super smart engineers but they always end up leaving after a couple years to FAANG companies. Obviously, Nordstrom is a great poaching ground for everyone else. Updated original post with TC at your request.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      That being said, Expedia dropped to the absolute bottom of my list. Their top-down, dictatorship-style, ultra-territorial, low-EQ leaders is a complete turn-off. I miss the older Nordstrom leaders that treated us like humans rather than chess pieces.
      Mar 24
    • Expedia patronis
      The accuracy of this 'top down' description here is spot on.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      @patronis: I heard at Expedia, they refer to Nordstrom as Expedia v2? 😂
      Mar 24
    • Expedia patronis
      Thanks for the heads up.
      Mar 24
  • Nordstrom Ser Pounce
    This has the be the most hilarious troll/shit post I have seen in a while.
    TC 220
    Mar 24 0
  • Google worshipped
    Haha. Once you join Google, you will be immediately convinced how over hyped it is. I am pretty sure none of the current employee experiences is going to change your mind.
    Mar 24 5
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Oh, I believe you. But hey, as they say, “Google only hires the smartest and brightest,” right? You cannot deny that you will at least be given an interview no matter where you apply. I’ve tried applying to and speaking to a recruiter at Airbnb and Lyft and I cannot even get a reply.
      Mar 24
    • Google worshipped
      Smartest and brightest! Lol. No we also hire mediocre ppl a lot. Well it's not that we always get an interview. I have been denied at Airbnb and Lyft as well.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Well, I do appreciate your humility. I can definitely admire that. I want to come work with you, my future Google friend.
      Mar 24
    • Google worshipped
      I am quitting my friend. May be we won't be working together at G.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Well, you seem really cool. I wish you the best of luck wherever you end up!
      Mar 24
  • Uber thoi qua
    This is why Google offers are so low nowadays.
    Mar 24 6
    • Uber thoi qua
      Nope.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Considering Uber isn’t publicly traded yet, Google isn’t going to be able to do a real market valuation of your Uber offer. I believe that’s completely fair on Google’s part.
      Mar 24
    • Uber thoi qua
      Thanks for your stunning insight.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Let me introduce you to my new Oracle buddy @meHz42. He is wealth of stunning everything. He even turned down a Google offer. You’re gonna love him!
      Mar 24
    • Uber thoi qua
      😴
      Mar 24
  • Google / Eng jaylenb
    Troll
    Mar 24 0
  • Nordstrom gri43
    OP
    Oracle == PornHub. Suing Google for use of Java “technology”?! It doesn’t get any lower than that. And trust me, PornHub gets pretty low below the belt, if you know what I mean. 🍆
    Mar 24 2
    • Oracle geez..
      You clearly are a kid in tech. Wait till you experience a couple of layoffs, bad bosses etc. You will be tempered automatically.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Oh. I wonder who is listed at the top of this list? Are of these votes from kids as well? “Companies You Would Never Work At (2019 version)”
      https://us.teamblind.com/s/QUH8TYZt
      Mar 24
  • Oracle geez..
    all Google has to do is start laying off its people in large numbers like other large tech companies. The magic will wear off in no time. Don't get carried away.
    Mar 24 2
    • Tutanota randodata
      Inb4 somebody says “lol oracle bro what does he know”
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      But that’s never happened. Who the hell judges a company based on what ifs?! 🤦‍♂️
      Mar 24
  • Nordstrom gri43
    OP
    So in summary of today’s posts, Google is still the ✨🌟✨ and a lot of Oracle people have the biggest chip on their shoulders 💁‍♂️. Can someone save me from my dreams of Google? 🥺
    Mar 24 3
    • Google worshipped
      The question is do you want to be saved? Answer this honestly.
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Please save me, my Google hero! 🦸‍♂️
      Mar 24
    • Google worshipped
      It doesn't seem like.
      Mar 24
  • I hope this is a troll.
    Why would you put such a company on a pedestal??
    Also if you really want to get in, it is aa simple as studying for a year on leetcode.

    But you should take a step back and realize that you perceive Google the way it is because of bullshit PR and sheep engineers that need the Google name.for external validation. If you are confident and ambitious you really don't want to go there. It will kill your dreams..m
    Mar 25 2
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Do we live in the same tech world? You do realize the reason why Cracking the Code Interview book became an instant bestseller is because of the number of people that put Google on that pedestal? Or the reason why software industry exploded in desirability was because of all the press Google brought with its free meals and insane benefits?

      At the same time, maybe brands matter more to me because I work for Nordstrom where brand and image is everything. Our customers regularly drop a few Gs for one leather handbag because of the Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermès brands. I’m certain Nordstrom’s average order size is the highest in the eCommerce industry.

      I am a jokester but this post is very real. I desperately want to work for Google as well as a majority of people I speak to.
      Mar 25
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Actually, instead of just focusing on LeetCode, go take at least one Marketing class to appreciate the rest of how a business is built including the importance of building your brand.

      One thing I appreciate about Nordstrom? We get a lot of cross-function and customer exposure. It’s obvious a lot of people on here are completely disconnected from the business and/or customer.
      Mar 25
  • New / Eng
    DntUndrEst

    New Eng

    BIO
    6 years - full stack web development.
    DntUndrEstmore
    Microsoft . Trust me, I went there for onsite. The company vibe, Xbox, hololens, their partnership with volkswagon for self driving car are good points to note. Company stocks are doing great. I was like you following Google like crazy, but now my focus is shifting towards microsoft.
    Mar 24 5
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      I do admire how Satya Nadella has turned around Microsoft for the better. My friends there tell me the leadership culture is the same though. Considering I cannot stand Expedia (mini-Microsoft) leadership culture, I wouldn’t be happy at Microsoft.
      Mar 24
    • Microsoft Tay.I.
      There are tons who have been around since Ballmer and still operate the same way.
      Mar 24
    • New / Eng
      DntUndrEst

      New Eng

      BIO
      6 years - full stack web development.
      DntUndrEstmore
      I'm not at all talking about leadership or CEO. For me, all it matters is,
      - interesting projects,
      - learning ,
      - good teammates,
      - pay check,
      - maintaining my.immigration status.
      Then comes the branding etc...
      Mar 24
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      Well, I’m looking for a cure for my dreams of Google and you haven’t done a good job of explaining that Microsoft > Google. Nice try though. I appreciate it.
      Mar 24
    • Microsoft Tay.I.
      What were you hoping?
      Mar 24
  • This comment was deleted by original commenter.

    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      People without a sense of humor make people have pathetic lives.

      You’re taking my post waaaayyy too seriously.👻 topCon’s reply made me laugh so hard. That response alone made this post worth it.

      I still desire Google but what’s wrong with laughing and teasing myself about it?
      Jun 15
    • Google topCon
      It's only one inch from the ground now ;-)
      Jun 15
  • Flexport bcpxhp
    My wife works there and it’s a love hate thing. Overall the company culture is fantastic and like any place, work life balance ebbs. If you are an eng looking for challenge and upside check out my company - Flexport. I am on the business side and we are crushing competition and really need top engineers, product and leadership for both. Good time to negotiate too on your way in too...
    Mar 24 1
    • Nordstrom gri43
      OP
      On Nordstrom teams, we spend 75% of our time building and maintaining infra and ops. Only maybe 10-15% is in actual coding and business problems. That’s probably how it is everywhere but Google’s established infra and ops sounds magical.
      Mar 24
  • PayPal ZYXXPR60
    any updates on your google interview?
    Apr 15 0
  • Nvidia / Eng cartman
    I can relate to your obsession to join Google as I was having the similar feelings. However, the question that you should ask to yourself is, whether you are looking for a validation of being one of brightest or are you really brightest.
    If it is the first case, then you there are tons of other options. You should not limit yourself.
    Apr 11 0