Google work/life balance

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Nov 11, 2018 10 Comments

What is typical hours per week put in for Senior Dev at Google HQ?

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  • First world problems: you got a job at Google, millions aspire to be there but don't get the opportunity and here you are worried about WLB and the flavour of coffee in the coffee machine
    Nov 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
      He never said he got the job. Asking about WLB is a totally normal question. I don't see how it being specific to Google has anything to do with it.
      Nov 12, 2018
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      Millions aspire to work there? I don't know about that.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Microsoft Mindfuck
      2 million apply every year.. I'd call that millions.. but I agree, there's nothing wrong with work life balance or inquiring about it.
      Apr 23
  • Google poDV10
    Most of the staff/Sr staff SWE that I have seen work 60-70 hours per week.
    Nov 12, 2018 2
    • GE / Eng
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      Thats what I figure. So are those other replies liars? Honestly, i don't know anybody in tech that works less than 45 hours a week, typically it is 50.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Google rhett
      Depends on your productivity, your team, your tasks, your drive to get promoted. Most L5 don't expect to ever be promoted again so they can coast more readily than lower levels.

      Also staff/sr staff tend to work more and are not senior devs as you originally asked
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Google rhett
    Most folks I know do 20-35 of real work (including meetings). It's salaried though, so you can go through spurts of much higher work or just straight up coasting.

    Highly team dependent.
    Nov 11, 2018 0
  • Verily / Eng dbwN28
    Im not at Google but an Alphabet co. Most weeks about 40. Crunch time can be 60 or more
    Nov 11, 2018 0
  • Google YnPX80
    I typically am in the office from 7-8 hrs/day, and usually don't spend more than a few minutes working in the evening. L6 SWE.
    Nov 12, 2018 0