Google or Msft new grad

Microsoft bigcheez
Oct 24 21 Comments

I dont know what to do. I currently have 2 offers but the offers are pretty different.

Microsoft is a swe position in Seattle but I don’t like the team or the actual work. I interned there and thinking about going back to do the work makes me sad.

Google is for their cloud technical residency program in Austin which is cool bc its cohort based and they give you training and rotations. This is only open to new grad so it seems like a good opportunity to do now. But the pay is significantly lower and the positon is going to be more consulting/customer engineering/support/sales.

I don’t think I want to do SWE stuff, but I don’t know if I want to the customer engineering stuff either (but maybe I will love it). I’m scared that if I go with google and want to go back to doing more technical stuff, the transition will be harder. I think I ultimately want to build up my portfolio and transition into doing UX though.

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  • Boeing ttahee
    You have to make up your mind on what you want to do. Stop dicking around.
    Oct 24 2
    • Microsoft Ovenmitts
      How about you guys stop dicking around with people's lives and make a decent plane for once
      Oct 24
    • Boeing ttahee
      I dont work on the planes idiot.
      Oct 24
  • Microsoft RnPQ40
    Don’t judge SWE experience bases on one team/one project. Go ty Microsoft and you can always change teams
    Oct 24 3
    • Microsoft VthS21
      Changing teams is not easy - requires doing an interview loop if you are switching orgs.
      Oct 24
    • Amazon Trc85
      How's that different from other companies?
      Oct 24
    • Microsoft / Eng mintyMoose
      At Google it is much easier to change teams. Had friend moving across continents with just informal with the new hiring manager...
      Oct 25
  • Microsoft VthS21
    Ask the recruiter at Google to put you in touch with someone who has done the program and ask them how hard/easy it is to transfer to SWE
    Oct 24 0
  • Google TMontana
    Use Microsoft offer to negotiate with Google to get what you want

    Meanwhile try interviewing at different places
    Oct 24 2
    • Microsoft bigcheez
      OP
      They said the offer is nonnegotiable just bc it’s a program. Also the deadline to accept is in a week so I don’t have time to do more interviews :/
      Oct 24
    • Google TMontana
      I do not know what your priorities and desires are but from my understanding being SWE gives you more opportunities than a cloud technical expert.

      Good luck and try getting the most from the option you choose.
      Oct 24
  • Facebook / Eng soyt
    My vote is msft.
    Oct 24 0
  • Intuit Edward8371
    Google. You'll learn more and be in Austin. Go back to MSFT and Seattle when you're married or single but gave up on life.
    Oct 24 0
  • Microsoft Ovenmitts
    I worked with customers sometimes during large incidents as a SWE. And I really really hated it. I don't know what you have to do to transition into UX, but working with customers just sounds like hell.
    Oct 24 0
  • Overstock.com
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    Symantec
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    TC for each?
    Oct 24 3
    • Microsoft bigcheez
      OP
      The difference in base pay is about 30k. At least for the duration of program. Not sure about after that
      Oct 24
    • Overstock.com
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      Symantec
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      What about RSU, bonus, etc? Cost of living in Austin is a lot cheaper than Seattle, is it not?
      Oct 24
    • Microsoft bigcheez
      OP
      It is but I would still be paid less by a good amount. I don’t mind that if the job is a good match but I just don’t know if it will be. I don’t get a signing bonus w google (20k at msft) and stock is less by half.
      Oct 24
  • Microsoft mop
    I think most people who voted did not even read the most. Google CTR is garbage compared to a SWE role at MSFT. Microsoft for sure
    Nov 25 0
  • HID Global wrap
    Both are good companies. I would vote to Google. You will learn a lot there.
    Oct 24 0
  • SAP salma
    What school did you graduate from ? And what major ?
    Oct 24 0

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