Google Design Leadership

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Jul 13, 2018 7 Comments

Google reached out a couple of times this year, but most interactions are vague. It’s hard to get excited about switching and not looking to work on G Suite / Ads. At least with Amazon the leadership principles and hiring is straightforward.

Any tips for navigating and understanding the more interesting teams?

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  • Amazon / Design MiddleWest
    Every conversation I’ve had with them left me with the impression that they’ll more or less come to you (the whole circulation of your resume/portfolio with HMs). They don’t have LPs or an apparently formalized method for evaluating people—they look for Googly-ness, whatever that is. Maybe if you have to ask, you aren’t. I have no idea.

    If you’re in Seattle, they’ll want you on Google Cloud. Their hiring push for that is enormous from what they told me. I’ve asked about leadership and it seems very committee-driven, outside of Material I don’t get the sense that there’s a few designated directors, just a number of managers and people with “Staff” in their titles.

    It’s also supposed to be a very slow environment. But people also seem to enjoy it.
    Jul 14, 2018 0
  • Microsoft gooooo
    Where? Depends on the Geo
    Jul 13, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Mgmt
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      Seattle & SF
      Jul 14, 2018
    • Microsoft gooooo
      Seattle is cloud, and maps api.

      LA is YouTube and media.

      Overseas is finance, travel, etc

      SF is like every thing else
      Jul 14, 2018
  • Google / Eng lavidaloca
    So they reached out but didn't indicate specific roles/teams? Then I'd look at leadership roles on Google careers...
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Google BuyMyCloud
    Google Cloud is taking off like a rocket.
    Jul 18, 2018 0
  • Microsoft gooooo
    Hiring process is straight forward: recruiter match, team match, hiring committee, start
    Jul 14, 2018 0