Google Zurich

Microsoft userg7
Mar 31, 2018 33 Comments

I'm currently L62 SDE at Microsoft. What compensation range can I expect in Zurich Google?

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  • Amazon dalejrjr
    If you're not white; actually, if you're not of Germanic heritage, think twice about moving to Switzerland. Extremely xenophobic people. Even white Europeans are discriminated if from Eastern Europe. Heck, I've heard they are discriminating against Germans as they tookderjbs
    Mar 31, 2018 10
    • Microsoft / Eng Droid626
      Jesus is it really that bad ??!
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Amazon dalejrjr
      Some examples from friends:
      1. One had issues finding apartment as it's legal for landlords to reject an applicant based on nationality. Some nationalities are apparently labelled as troublemakers
      2. An Indian colleague was basically ignored by hotel staff. They did check him in eventually but basically pretended he's not there.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
      ʞɹɐԀǝldd∀

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      ʞɹɐԀǝldd∀more
      This is so true. I have a 2nd cousin in Zurich I visit every couple of years. Lovely people *if* you’re Swiss. Even if you’re European, you’re still a bit of a second class citizen if you’re not Swiss and speak Swiss German.

      And I must emphasize the Swiss German language. If you try speaking in high German, you might as well be Mexican, speaking Spanish.
      Mar 31, 2018
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    • Amazon frmnt
      In many countries it's not legal to discriminate against protected features (race, age, nationality, sex). You should be ashamed of yourself for posting such a backwards comment.
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Google / Product XzsJ24
    Zürich is the highest paying Google office anywhere in the world. Higher than the Bay Area.
    Mar 31, 2018 10
    • Apple / Eng
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      The pay is high, but so is the cost of everything else. Be prepared for huge sticker shocks. Beautiful country though.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Google / Product XzsJ24
      Food especially is crazy expensive. Even a McD meal will set you back $25. Most Zurich Googles I work with eat in the office as much as possible to try and reduce food costs. Three meals a day, five days a week.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Microsoft BCWs17
      You can eat at the office so it doesn't change a lot. Housing costs are smaller than Bay Area. So if you work at the company with free food it is not bad.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng hYt6_Rez
      Free food doesn’t work for ppl with families
      Mar 31, 2018
    • I agree with the last statement. When there is a family involved, costs should be considered including the other family members: child care, transportation, food, health care, etc
      Jun 5
  • Apple / Eng
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    Pay isn’t going to the issue. It’s actually getting a job out there. The whole continent of Europe competing for a very small number of jobs. Good luck. Probably easier to get a job at google here then internally transfer.
    Mar 31, 2018 2
    • New OQLd72
      Are you saying that interviews are harder there? I thought they're at the same level everywhere and you don't apply to a specific office. You pick a team/office when you get an offer.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Apple / Eng
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      I’m saying it’s a supply and demand problem. It’ll be harder to even get an interview over there.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Microsoft userg7
    OP
    Anyone can share their salary range at Google Zurich?
    Mar 31, 2018 1
    • Google bupkis2
      I just started a transfer to Zurich from southern Cal. My estimated base pay increase is about 19 percent from about 166 to about 198k usd. I hear stock refreshes after way lower there so I expect my total comp will decrease the longer I stay as new refreshes take over for older larger ones. I'm a t5.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Tesla LLcs58
    What teams are there in Zurich?
    Mar 31, 2018 2
    • Google bupkis2
      Geo, lens, ads, shopping. Probably lots of others too. It's the biggest office outside of the US.
      Mar 31, 2018
    • Google / Product XzsJ24
      Lots of shopping team, Assistant, SRE, some Geo, some YouTube. Whole variety of stuff.
      Mar 31, 2018
  • Apple woodkid
    OP - did you clear the interviews ?
    What’s the offer and role and level you got if so?
    Apr 19 0
  • Amazon amznanon
    OP what happened?
    Sep 29 0
  • LinkedIn / Mktg
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    you will get switzerlanded. enjoy!
    May 11, 2018 0