Google Zurich team preferences

Mar 3 20 Comments

Role: SWE-SRE
TC: 225k CHF

I have a choice between Google Ads, Google Cloud and YouTube for SRE-SWE.
Which team should I pick if I prefer:

a) Faster promos
b) Good work life balance
c) Learning

I’ve worked in Azure and it was a shit show in terms of WLB and extremely high competition for promos, but the learning was good. I am willing to work hard but I don’t want to burn out under the stress.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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TOP 20 Comments
  • Reddit nononoyes
    How did you get to google Zurich?
    Mar 3 5
    • Capital One / Design 472bez
      +1
      Mar 3
    • Interviewed at London. I was asked location preferences after passing HC.

      Gave Zurich > London > Dublin. Was extended offer in Zurich
      Mar 3
    • Morgan Stanley confused.
      Did u apply via referral?
      Mar 3
    • No, a recruiter from Google reached out to me
      Mar 3
    • MathWorks cJ8oNw
      I believe SWE-SRE positions are open all over the place right now. I was able to match NYC instantly, even though it's pretty hard to match for SWE.
      Mar 3
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    • New
      poly

      New

      PRE
      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      polymore
      Why
      Mar 3
    • Any specific reasons?
      Mar 3
    • New
      poly

      New

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      Harvard Business Publishing, Dick's Sporting Goods
      BIO
      sex on the beach
      polymore
      Maybe this dude never got in that team and is rotting at Intuit
      Mar 3
    • Intuit ueavn
      I’m in GCP for a year and a half and never changed my company login. GCP is very chaotic and political. I’m transferring to a different team as we speak.
      Mar 3
  • Google / Eng statusz
    They have cloud in Zurich? Engineering, not sales?
    Mar 3 5
    • Yes, apparently. A manager reached out and talked to me regarding available teams
      Mar 3
    • Any information on good teams?
      Mar 3
    • Google / Eng statusz
      Well, that cloud team is probably some tech infrastructure team not really GCP. I'd avoid it anyway, overengineered and complex stuff with serious tech debt issues. Other two sound ok. If your ads team has no oncall, I'd pick it over SRE for wlb, SREs 100% have oncall
      Mar 3
    • Google / Eng
      relus

      Google Eng

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      Microsoft
      relusmore
      “Ads team with no on-call”? ......
      Mar 3
    • Google / Eng statusz
      Maybe it's a quality team? Many search quality teams don't have oncalls for example
      Mar 3
  • Microsoft / Eng SwitchJobs
    Yoe?
    Mar 3 2
  • New / Eng
    remus808

    New Eng

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    Google, Microsoft
    remus808more
    YouTube
    Mar 3 0