Leaving MS after a few months for Google

Microsoft
Feb 11 21 Comments

Had an interview with Google last summer, and eventually got a rejection  because the only team I had a match with had some sort of change of plans. The whole situation was kinda awkward, as recruiters didn't provide any details and it just seemed odd on my end. I've joined MS soon after that. Now same recruiter messages me on LinkedIn with a no interview offer to join G. I'm in Seattle, the offer is for Cali, not a big deal really, as I don't mind to travel.

I like my current team a lot, and previous experience with Google throws me off, but saying no without even trying seems like a lost opportunity. 

Would you stay or take the opportunity?

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Microsoft bsVL13
    Are they giving you more money?
    Feb 11 6
    • New / Eng sparked
      Switch will look fine on resume as long as you stay at G for 2+ years; honestly how long have you been at MS? If < 6 mo I may not even put on resume but that depends on YOe
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft
      OP
      It's been about six months, and yeah, I've graduated not so long ago, so I'm mostly interested in getting into the right team with learning opportunities.
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft bsVL13
      Think you should go for it. Good luck!
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft
      OP
      Thanks 🙂
      Feb 11
    • Oracle suchisl!fe
      Don'tworry abt how the switch will look on your resume
      If you like the team in G go for it
      Having Google on your resume will definitely help
      Feb 11
  • New / Eng sparked
    Offer TC?

    I mean on its face G > MS...but there are plenty of teams in MS > teams in G

    Also Seattle > CA
    Feb 11 1
    • Microsoft
      OP
      I haven't gotten an official offer yet, verbal was about 18% bump.

      I love Seattle, but both places are not evil, so I don't care much about that part.
      Feb 12
  • Microsoft am sjbg
    Do it
    Feb 11 0
  • Yoe? What level they offering?
    Feb 11 7
    • Microsoft
      OP
      No, last summer. I don't think they give L4 for 1.5, though there might be exclusions
      Feb 11
    • VMware gukfsqrg
      so they initially offer you L3, then you argued for L4? Did you need additional interviews?
      Feb 11
    • Microsoft
      OP
      Sorry for the confusion: I had 2yoe back in summer, offer was initially for l4 and it seemed more than ok.
      Feb 12
    • Microsoft TheAnonBoy
      Did you know that you were interviewing for L4 or did your interview performance bump you to L4?
      Feb 12
    • Microsoft
      OP
      I didn't know the level I was interviewing for.

      I thought l3 is for new grads mostly, but then found out it's a wider range actually, so I was expecting l3 or lower boundaries of l4
      Feb 12
  • eBay tonytony
    Did you team match before or after passing HC?
    Feb 25 0
  • New DvVM00
    if you like MS, your team, and seattle, why would you move?? stay.
    Feb 12 0
  • Honestly if I like the team and the TC is good I would stay.
    Feb 12 0