Google Zurich

Alibaba vjqX22
Apr 15 18 Comments

Hey guys,

I’ve applied for a SWE L3 role at Mountain View, and already passed HC as a strong hire.

Unfortunately my HR missed the H1B application deadline (don’t ask me how/why tho) and now he is offering a similar position at Zurich office.

The problem is: he mentioned that we can only start the process there around September (visa + team matching) mainly because there are no open positions... And my start date will be in December :-(

I have other offers lined up and this wait time is just too much.

I’m wondering if someone had a similar situation and if you really believe that Zurich office have no open positions (I’m questioning everything that my HR says now)

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Nutanix ridji
    They really don't have many opened positions in Zurich. I've spent months waiting for team match there, and ended up with an offer for Warsaw office.
    Apr 15 9
    • Nutanix ridi
      Yes, 40k base, 80k worth of stocks vested over 4 years, 15k sing on, 15% target bonus (all in usd). 3yoe, L3.
      Jun 20
    • MapR Technologies configuresh
      @ridi And how much will u have after taxes? Did u think about moving to Zurich in one year?
      Jun 20
    • Nutanix ridi
      It is ~2200 usd net per month (8500 pln). I don't know how stocks are taxed, I guess by a similar margin. According to the recruiter, it should be easy to move to another location after a year or two. But I didn't accept, the offer is too low and Warsaw is not an option for my family, I'd rather wait one year and try again even if I have to interview again (which I probably don't).
      Jun 20
    • MapR Technologies configuresh
      @ridi May I DM u?
      Jun 20
    • Nutanix ridi
      Sure
      Jun 20
  • Google googler78
    Not sure if this helps but Google Munich is hiring like crazy this year. Expect lower TC than ZRH though
    Apr 15 0
  • Google / Eng lolwаt
    They grow like crazy here so much they can't cram all the people they want into the office spaces here. Just today they announced one of the nicer MKs here is closing to be "temporarily" converted to desk spaces for interns, lol

    Probably the wait is for new office buildings being constructed at Europaallee to come online
    Apr 15 4
    • Alibaba vjqX22
      OP
      Gotcha, thanks for the reply!
      Apr 15
    • Any chance you know how close those buildings are to being online?
      Apr 15
    • Google / Eng lolwаt
      Wouldn't know any more that what's publicly known, google europallee. Looks like building F is getting completed this summer that's probably it, and then another building in 2020. Add a month or two for them to do interior decor and that'd be my best guess as to when new office space will be available
      Apr 15
    • Alibaba vjqX22
      OP
      As I mentioned on my first post, my recruiter said first week of September. I think that matches your estimation
      Apr 15
  • Alibaba vjqX22
    OP
    No, Mountain View.
    Apr 15 0
  • Expedia / Eng hnAy18
    Based on where you work. Did you take your interviews in Beijing?
    Apr 15 0