Google contractor Opportunity

Cognizant Cuper
Jul 12 16 Comments

I have been in conversation with third party vendor for a Technical Program Manager role with Google Cloud team. I am currently full time with Cognizant and would like to know the contractors situation in Google. Although the contracting is volatile but I will consider it if i get through the final round with Google. My ultimate goal is to get hired full time with a Bay Area tech. Current location is Bay Area; Current TC $140k, Google rate is $80/Hr on W2

1. Will it add value being a contractor in Google and other Tech employers reach out to me for opportunities because of Google?
2. Will there be any opportunity down the road to become an FTE?
3. What are the risks, Pros and Cons beside removing from the project any time?

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Workday xoyp
    What is your visa situation ?
    Jul 12 6
    • Travelport buttnpushr
      What are you even doing in Cognizant???
      Jul 15
    • Cognizant Cuper
      OP
      Trying to leave but couldn’t make it yet
      Jul 15
    • Workday xoyp
      Transferred from India ?
      Jul 16
    • Cognizant Cuper
      OP
      Us hired
      Jul 16
    • Travelport buttnpushr
      Again, what are you even doing in Cognizant???
      Jul 16
  • Avanade MohyCS
    You do realize that when you contract, you sign a non-compete agreement for X number of years so that the client (Google) can’t just hire you as FTE right? It can be 3 years so if you’re fine with being banned from working as FTE for 3 whole years then by all means go ahead.
    Jul 15 2
    • Facebook wilderror
      I know a few people who applied to FTE roles while they were contractors at Google and got the job...
      Jul 22
    • Avanade MohyCS
      Question to you is, how long did they contract until they got the FTE role. If they contracted for 2 years then why bother doing that when you can leetcode during your time with another client
      Jul 22
  • Nvidia ic4cc
    Join As FTE
    Jul 12 2
    • Cognizant Cuper
      OP
      I couldn’t make it to the google fte telephonic round few months back
      Jul 13
    • Nvidia ic4cc
      I think the contracting role is definitely better than Cognizant ..no one hires from witch
      Jul 13
  • Nvidia ic4cc
    Contracting useless ..80$ is too low . Also I know people started as contractors in google are contractors for life
    Jul 12 2
    • Cognizant Cuper
      OP
      While working at google, Did it make a difference in receiving offers from other techs?
      Jul 12
    • Nvidia ic4cc
      Maybe like 10 yrs back . Now who ever got H4EAD or GC working as program manager in google . Also 80$ is low . Health insurance will be higher . If it is software developer role then you can join ..all these PM, testing , etc are not worth if you are a US citizen ..
      Jul 12