Google Zurich - Low Headcount

New xpLt05
Aug 16 16 Comments

Already cleared HC-L3 for Zurich and now I am stuck on team matching phase for a month or so.

Recruiter said that she is constantly looking for teams, but the headcount is low.

I would like to know if someone else is facing the same issues, and what would be to best strategy to solve this problem:

1) reach out to managers using linkedin/friends?
2) blind?
3) something else?

YOE: 3
TC: 🤦🏼‍♀️

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TOP 16 Comments
  • New uajw00
    12 YOE but small no names and corporate (not FAANG), I was told I was submitted to both L3 and L4, which given the comp would both be amazing for me, I've no ego about level, just want good TC lol. Interviews went really well and HC didn't want any further ones.
    Aug 17 5
    • New xpLt05
      OP
      Good luck!
      Aug 17
    • Amazon nf404
      Good luck, Enjoy it now but you going to regret it later. What is your TC?
      Aug 18
    • New uajw00
      TC unknown yet. Why regret later, you mean L3 refreshers are low?
      Aug 18
    • Amazon nf404
      Yes it’s very low
      Aug 18
    • Google / Eng fsck
      L3 is new grad level lol

      Don't settle for this shit
      Aug 18
  • Google / Product KWyQ87
    There is definitely some HC. E.g. my team. FE or BE?
    Aug 16 1
  • New uajw00
    SWE or SRE? Anyone knows if same can be said for SRE?
    Aug 16 3
    • New xpLt05
      OP
      Not sure about SRE - but I assume it might be better I guess. I do believe the number of candidates for SWE > SRE.

      Maybe you can check with your recruiter and share the results here?
      Aug 17
    • New uajw00
      I'll be able to update next week, passed through HC this week, not sure about headcount and team match phases yet
      Aug 17
    • New xpLt05
      OP
      Cool! Congrats! Do you mind sharing the level and YOE?
      Aug 17
  • Google tyn
    Facing the same issue since February :(
    Aug 16 3
    • New xpLt05
      OP
      That sucks.. Do you know if london/Munich offices have a better headcount?
      Aug 16
    • Google tyn
      From what I’ve heard, MUC is growing fast, so there are more openings. LON has the same problems that ZRH in a lower degree. Are you looking for 2019 or 2020?
      Aug 16
    • New xpLt05
      OP
      2019 - do you know what are the deadlines for Switzerland visa/immigration process?
      Aug 17