How do I find out if my departure from Google was considered regrettable?

Dec 27, 2018 14 Comments

I resigned in 2016 as SWE L4 after a prolonged battle with my physical and mental health. I had strong performance from 2012-2015 with a promo in 2013, but my performance suffered in my last year and I wrote very little code. I have a new job now but I miss the quality of life at Google. How do I determine if Google wants me back or if I'm blacklisted? It feels like my case is borderline. I don't think my line manager during my last year was a big fan of me, but my other managers were.


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TOP 14 Comments
  • Recruiter can see
    Dec 27, 2018 1
    • OP
      Is there a recruiter on Blind who can check my file for me? 🙏
      Dec 27, 2018
  • New tiffin
    Mate, just go and find a different workplace that will help you find that perfect wlb. In the end nothing really matters but the people in your life.
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Amazon AbrahAbinu
    Ask your manager. If you don’t have the rapport to ask him it was not regrettable
    Dec 27, 2018 2
    • OP
      So previous manager has the final say, even if track record with managers before that was good? That's a shame. What about the strong performers who quit because of a bad manager?
      Dec 28, 2018
    • Amazon AbrahAbinu
      Last manager has the say unfortunately... when life gives you lemons...
      Dec 28, 2018
  • Microsoft lHcN54
    Just apply and see if they get back?
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Google Fiidoakfcc
    Try to get referral from former managers and colleagues?
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Facebook msus33
    Recruiters usually keep in touch at least every year after leaving google. Did you get any reach out?
    If not, then it was probably not regretable.
    Dec 28, 2018 1
    • OP
      No, I haven't had any recruiters contact me. Thanks for pointing this out
      Dec 28, 2018
  • Ness Technologies __|__
    How would blind ppl know. Ask your manager or recruiter
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ramare
    What's the criteria for regrettable? CME or higher?
    Dec 28, 2018 1
    • Google UJBa23
      There’s no criteria. It’s just a box to click as part of the exit process.
      A manager can mark a S as non regrettable if s/he wants 🤷🏼‍♂️
      Dec 28, 2018
  • New DvVM00
    apply for a job. so easy why is this even a question
    Jan 5 0

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