Google Poaching

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jennatalia

New Consultant

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Spotify
jennataliamore
May 15 14 Comments

Recruiter wants me to take Spotify contracting role--I get it they earn commission.

One tidbit that recruiter mentioned is Spotify gets poached by Google.

Role is a Spotify contract "data scientist" (data analyst) and offering TC is 85/hr which is ~$170k.

I can't find many ex Spotify people now working at Google on LinkedIn. Pretty sure recruiter is lying. Am I wrong?

Current TC: 95k + 30k

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TOP 14 Comments
  • New / Eng
    TechLeed

    New Eng

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    Amazon
    TechLeedmore
    Why would a recruiter tell you the truth? They only care if they place someone and they stay long enough for commission.
    May 15 0
  • Facebook / Eng yMvB87
    BS. Sure but you still gotta interview. Just interview with Google if you want it now.
    May 15 5
    • New / Consultant
      jennatalia

      New Consultant

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      Spotify
      jennataliamore
      OP
      Already used up my 3 slots this month. It's not for lack of trying.
      May 15
    • Facebook / Eng yMvB87
      Interview next month then. Why change jobs and then interview? That adds more stress because you havr to ramp up on your new job.
      May 15
    • New / Consultant
      jennatalia

      New Consultant

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      Spotify
      jennataliamore
      OP
      Because present situation is worse.
      May 15
    • Facebook / Eng yMvB87
      Well, then I guess use it as a stepping stone job. But to answer your question, you will still have to interview and perform. Google recruiters will reach out to everyone but the hard part is the interview.
      May 15
    • New / Consultant
      jennatalia

      New Consultant

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      Spotify
      jennataliamore
      OP
      Understood. Thank you for the assurance this recruiter doesn't have my best interests.
      May 15
  • Facebook hDdz35
    Depending on the contract role, you may not be allowed to say you work at Spotify on your resume if you were only contracting for them
    May 15 2
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      ^^^^^ lol shut up. No such thing as resume police. Did he work at Spotify? Yes. They can clarify the details in the interview
      May 15
    • New / Consultant
      jennatalia

      New Consultant

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      Spotify
      jennataliamore
      OP
      Usually the wording is I can't say I worked for [company] I can say I worked at company.

      For vs at
      May 16
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    How much after taxes and healthcare tho? Sure 170k looks nice a year before taxes and benefits that you have to pay
    May 15 2
    • New / Consultant
      jennatalia

      New Consultant

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      Spotify
      jennataliamore
      OP
      Agreed. Take home likely will be 120-140k based on deductions in my current paycheck.

      But...

      Overtime may be a thing under this contract.
      May 15
    • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
      Oh that is true, just work saturdays and get time and a half. Boom easy 200 take home
      May 15
  • Spotify / Eng VnEB34
    Lots of people work at YouTube and Google in NYC. Recruiter is right.
    May 17 0