Google Paris vs London

Google r2d2isdead
Sep 15 12 Comments

Current situation: Male, 24 googler working in Munich as L3, non European.

Problems with Munich: The city is absolutely perfect, IF and ONLY IF you like calm/chill life style. In my case I love and need big and busy cities.

Having that in mind, my natural next choice would be either Paris or London, which are the two major cities in Europe. I have a feeling that the tech scene in Paris is weak and this may slow down my career, on the other hand I felt in love for the city during my last vacation, I liked the vibe and the atmosphere. To make it more objectively.

Paris pros: beautiful city, apparently good night life with possibility of chilling out (mid 20s already, not really that much of a party guy anymore), women are gorgeous.

Cons Paris: language, which should not by that much of a problem, since I speak a romance language already and it makes it much easier. Possibly not good for career, low salaries.

Pros of London: HUGE, English speaking, HUGE, better for promotion since it's a big office with more relevant projects, HUGE.

Cons of London: Brexit(not sure how it may affect non Europeans citizens, maybe not at all), very expensive, women are..mehh

Thoughts? Anyone have worked in both offices? Main concerns are people being friendly and career :)

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Microsoft / Product
    Brazuka

    Microsoft Product

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    Bain & Company
    Brazukamore
    Parisians are douchebags
    Sep 15 2
    • Google r2d2isdead
      OP
      elaborate
      Sep 15
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      They snob other people that are not from there and especially those that don't speak French
      Sep 15
  • Google r2d2isdead
    OP
    I hold a passport that allows me to travel around Europe on a tourist visa pretty easily, so in that regard it should be ok. Do you mean in the context of a economy crash?
    Sep 15 2
    • Roku cruella
      Al most all passports will allow u to travel around all most all of Europe ON a tourist visa easily.

      I think u meant something more that I misunderstand.
      Sep 15
    • Google r2d2isdead
      OP
      Yep, I meant that the only problem I can see in Brexit to a non EU citizen would be financial related.
      Sep 15
  • Verizon Media sxSG85
    French women are gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜
    Sep 15 0
  • Roku cruella
    Brexit should be big, no, HUGE part of your calculations here.

    Also remove the comma after expensive ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Sep 15 0
  • New oeeL53
    Go for London. Plenty of french people in London if thatโ€™s your thing, and Paris is only a 2 hour train ride away.

    Brexit will not have much of a tangible impact on day to day for tech careers. Goog / Apple are still planning to build their EU HQs in London. Only real consideration is if you want to become an EU citizen via a work visa, in which case working in EU via google would be the way to go.
    Sep 15 1
    • Google r2d2isdead
      OP
      Good point, I don't necessarily plan on having an EU citzenship as much as I want a passport that can get me further than the one I currently hold, so in that case the British passport would do it. It's something to think about
      Sep 15
  • Sony / Data
    iXgsmg

    Sony Data

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    King
    iXgsmgmore
    Howโ€™d you get in?
    Sep 27 0
  • New / Eng
    PewPew!!

    New Eng

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    Symantec, Microsoft
    PewPew!!more
    Paris sex scene is lit AF. More like fleek.

    London sex scene is - you donโ€™t want to wake up with any brexiteers..
    Sep 15 0