Is it true about Google?

Amazon @kfemks
Sep 7, 2018 33 Comments

I keep reading on blind and hearing from others that Google’s culture and TC is just not what it used to be in general and especially compared to other FAANG companies. Is this true? I’ve got opportunities there and am curious if the juice is still worth the squeeze and the culture isn’t too ‘Googley’ drinking the cool aid.

For confidentiality reason I’ll just say I’m in Sr. management L7+ at Amazon in the non-tech space
In Seattle. Worth seriously considering for the money and culture or is Mountain View the only office worth it and the money subpar compared to years past?

Also, is it true there is a 1 year waiting period on vesting now?

Honest, experience based answers welcome.

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  • Google / Eng
    X1bogd6h79

    Google Eng

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    Always
    X1bogd6h79more
    Lol you are asking this question?
    Sep 7, 2018 5
    • Amazon @kfemks
      OP
      Yes, ‘I’ am asking ‘these’ questions.
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      X1bogd6h79

      Google Eng

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      X1bogd6h79more
      Thanks for confirming bro. Just wanted to confirm.
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Amazon @kfemks
      OP
      Happy to confirm, but I’m not your bro.
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      X1bogd6h79

      Google Eng

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      X1bogd6h79more
      Ofcourse. Learn to identify sarcasm
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Amazon @kfemks
      OP
      don’t troll and everyone is better off
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Google AngryHippo
    If your offer is in Google Cloud, it is definitely not like the rest of Google
    Sep 7, 2018 12
    • What companies are feeding into google cloud ?

      Aren’t hiring standards same across all of google ?
      Reason - hiring standards being high should weed out bad candidates
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Microsoft xerses
      @angryhippo in a software company software developers are the cream and majority. When you say a blanket statement like gc is bad, it implies software development org in gcp is bad as that is the main part of gcp. If you are specifically talking about sales, marketing, hr or janitors in gc org being bad, say so specifically ;)
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      In a SW company, sure. Google Cloud is not that, exactly
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Cloud is the most messed-up part of google, management started it (just like Google+ and look how that turned out!), they very desperately recruited from all over the company, anything with a hearbeat. Google has two nonprofit divisions - Google.org, and Google Cloud. What's amazing is that Google infrastructure sets the industry benchmark for MIPs/Watt, and Cloud still cannot make money!
      Oct 17, 2018
    • Amazon DwgtSchrte
      Can you please elaborate on what exactly is bad? Please compare it against the rest of google. They may not make money now but will they in the future?
      Oct 17, 2018
  • Microsoft Derek4Real
    Crying at amazon, beatings at google
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Google topCon
      And crapped on at Microsoft? ;)
      Sep 8, 2018
  • New / Eng UVdD51
    No vesting cliff, starts as soon as board approves your equity package
    Sep 7, 2018 0
  • Informatica / Eng Mc2
    What is wrong with GC? Just curious.
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Google AngryHippo
      Bad leadership, toxic culture. All the people they are bringing from old school /legacy company, at a rapid place, is ruining GC.
      Diane G has no clue about the business.
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Amazon @kfemks
    OP
    I wasn’t asking about Amazon, I already know plenty and it’s not a bad place to work.
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • VMware Tr76
      If you say so
      Sep 7, 2018
  • New / Mktg Netscape
    What is a waiting period “on beating”?
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Amazon @kfemks
      OP
      Sorry meant to say ‘vesting’
      Sep 7, 2018
  • Google topCon
    Op, what's your TC and role? Tough to answer your questions other than vesting is immediate and monthly.

    Do you have specific questions?
    Sep 7, 2018 0
  • Google SwjQ85
    I think the culture is still googley.. I love this place! I would say Seattle is good too.. many opportunities are there... Get an offer and squeeze as much money as you can.
    Sep 7, 2018 0
  • Capital One / Other Dfjsbsj
    Which teams are you considering at google?
    Sep 7, 2018 1
    • Amazon @kfemks
      OP
      Not sure on the business, but it would be businesses in the Seattle/Kirkland offices.
      Sep 7, 2018
  • VMware Tr76
    Yeah coz I heard Amazon is the best place to work.
    Sep 7, 2018 0