Google hiring bias

Credit Karma Hurrah
Jul 30 29 Comments

Genuine question - Google definitely has/can have models which can easily identify me as a liberal or conservative (based on YouTube and searches).

Is there any kind of bias involved in internal recruiting system to auto-reject or suppress conservative culture applicants?

Asking this because I am using Google opinion rewards and the questions in survey clearly depicts Google's ability to easily classify people.

P. S - Google is great engineering company & want to work for it but please don't answer claiming Google as ethical & will never do such thing, I started doubting Google ethics as a company the day I got to know about project Dragonfly.
It can result into huge lawsuits but I don't think Google/Facebook are even afraid of lawsuits or fine anymore!

Edit 1 - It is not against any employees, great people work there. Questioning them as a company due to recent events.

Edit 2 - https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/can-employers-discriminate-based-on-political-beliefs-or-affiliation.html
Surprisingly, federal laws don't have protections for private employees against political bias. (at least not in a direct way)

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Google go/ogler
    If you think Google would look at your personal account data to assess your fit for a role, then you shouldn’t join Google.
    Jul 30 2
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      OP
      As I mentioned, I never thought & Google is epitome of Engineering but after recent events, it really feels Google can. But it's a good thing if they don't.
      Also, I definitely think personal account activity has some relation, I don't know what's it called but what is the system where you get programming questions to solve & get chance to interview at Google if you search something very much? (secret algorithm)
      Isn't that using personal account somehow?
      Jul 30
    • Google / Eng #%
      Yeah, you shouldn’t join, because it’s true, and you won’t fit in unless you are easily brainwashed like the rest of the Googlers
      Jul 31
  • Oracle
    not_larry

    Oracle

    PRE
    Amazon
    not_larrymore
    You are not that important. Also this opens up legal liability.
    Jul 30 1
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      Political affiliation is not a protected class in any state that I am aware of.
      Jul 30
  • Facebook dzntz
    Don't worry dude you won't be rejected for being conservative. What you should worry about is your pedophilia.
    Jul 30 0
  • Facebook GFS_Queen
    Wow credit karma has really low bar.
    Jul 30 7
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      OP
      Yeah right.
      We have users SSN which can do more harm than personal ad targeting data if leaked.
      How many SSNs would you get if you start a service that requires one at this moment? If we leak it's a major issue like Equifax or Capital One. And 100 Million Americans trust us with their SSN so you can drink your Kool aid and actually figure out why the f*k users doubt FB!
      Jul 30
    • Amazon / Eng TC100kYoE0
      I wonder how many would doubt reading this lol
      Jul 30
    • Facebook GFS_Queen
      Lol I bet any of the top company’s 404 page gets more hits than your entire stack.
      Jul 31
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      OP
      Haha so much Kool aid @Facebook. Didn't answered direct question about how many would trust you with SSN lol.
      If you get 404 then super poor design by your smart engineers. We didn't logged password in plain text so way to go.
      Also, Google even Uber solved a real problem. Even Credit Karma solved real problem when it launched but AANGMULA don't drink so much Kool aid and keep whining about impact. What impact of Facebook?
      Peeping into other person's life? If Facebook is gone tomorrow not a single person will miss Facebook cz it is solving a problem that doesn't exists so come to reality. People only come there for money.
      Facebook impact is to peep into other people's life, see other people's photo who you don't ever want to see, whatsapp is only important product but that was acquisition lol.
      Come back with a real answer of what you solved and design your site properly to not throw millions of 404 an hour and yeah hire people logging password in plain text. You seem a typical Silicon Valley kid who thinks Facebook exists to solve a real problem! Also, good luck with Libra sh*t lol 😂 lots of impact and people are dying today without Libra, so innovative.
      Also, dating. So much impact of Facebook. People didn't used to date till now, Facebook will impact that.
      Total BS about FB impact & least ethical company on earth. I wouldn't even argue with GAU even Microsoft but FB impact is in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and your imaginary mind. Shut it down & no one will miss it in a year that much impact you have. People may become more happy in lives if you stop your impact BS
      Jul 31
  • Facebook YoUm78
    Sounds like you never worked in a huge corporation.
    Jul 30 3
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      OP
      As an engineer, F & G are at the top, no doubt.
      As a normal user, and even you might agree that if given freedom F & G won't even hesitate to build such a system. (Trust issues as a user)
      And it's a great thing if it doesn't happen.
      Jul 30
    • Facebook YoUm78
      I doubt that one org even knows about existence of the other. It would take enormous amount of design discussion and resources that would be hard to justify. Because this integration is so easy to spot, it involves huge external risks that companies of such size can’t tolerate. They just want to take somewhat talented engineers who are not unpleasant to work with. Nobody cares about your political views.
      Jul 30
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      OP
      👍
      Makes sense
      Jul 30
  • Google fdg
    I don't even know why there is such a huge issue over dragonfly. As a publicly traded company, it's the fiduciary responsibility of the company to explore all the ways to grow the revenue complying with local laws.

    Also we don't have such a system. Interestingly user data points that G/FB has is equally if not more lethal than SSNs. It can very well influence an election of the world's strongest country.
    Jul 30 3
    • Credit Karma Hurrah
      OP
      Yes. Good to hear there is no such system.
      Exploring new markets is obviously important and China is one of largest but if you make a system that can censor things it makes people think you can do it in US too! (not all are engineers or in silicon valley mindset)
      Making money is important but did Google really thought complying with Chinese law for profits would make Google look good? (the market Google once left because of it's don't be evil motto?)
      Jul 30
    • SAP bilit
      "I don't even know why there is such a huge issue over dragonfly. As a publicly traded company, it's the fiduciary responsibility of the company to explore all the ways to grow the revenue complying with local laws."

      It's not about laws, it's about ethics. Fiduciary responsibility is not the only responsibility a company has (especially of one the stature of Google). Goodwill is a company's asset as well, and important enough to appear on the Balance Sheet.
      Jul 30
    • Google fdg
      Absolutely. Goodwill and ethics matter, but that cannot be challenged in a court of law where as missing fiduciary responsibility can be. Google shareholders then were ok with Chinese market, but may not be always.
      Jul 31
  • Netflix sudormr
    I am sure they would look into that for the VP role but it will not be a tool, more like a few manual steps for ceo to see what’s going on. Totally expect it from google leadership, but not from the managers and directors
    Jul 30 2
    • Google go/ogler
      Hahahahah. Sure. And get their asses sued plus a media scandal. Totally worth it.

      Do you also check Netflix watch history for VP candidates? Too many murder shows = psycho?
      Jul 30
    • Netflix sudormr
      No one will ever know
      I would if it’s easy, for my vps wouldn’t you?
      Jul 30
  • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
    I certainly hope not, but I wouldn’t doubt it.
    Jul 30 0
  • Google cakey
    No one gives a fuck about ur history bro, worry about passing our interview. Unless ur dumb enough to discuss politics during your onsite.
    Jul 31 0
  • Cisco / Eng RottenRobi
    People who can't pass the muster try to rationalize. Google has a very high bar, which I honestly believe has nothing to do with ones beliefs. Some day, before it's not too late, I will summon the courage and will apply😀
    Jul 30 0
  • Facebook S4MEER
    No
    Jul 30 0

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