New office is SO depressing

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May 7 28 Comments

My team is moving the to a new building (Google MTV to a building in SVL which used to be a Motorola building) and when I visited it today, it REALLY put me in a depressing mood. Probably the worst building in Google Sunnyvale, plus it's surrounded by highways. Enough that I'm starting to consider switching teams even though I like my team/projects/teammates.

I'm someone who
1) Hates suburbs, so even MTV was a bit disappointing for me. And I especially hate the the sparse and vast highway environment.
2) Is shallow af and ugly things REALLY bother me. Like I can't enjoy an otherwise good movie if the visuals suck or the actors are ugly.

Added pics of the view for context. I'm in my early twenties and I feel like a middle aged balding tech worker wearing a polo shirt right now :( I know I sound like an entitled fucker and I wish this didn't bother me so much, but I get a knot in my stomach thinking about the fact that I'll have to come here every day.

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  • Amazon zAUt44
    I feel like there's a more deep seated issue here than your building location
    May 7 4
    • Google
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      Hmm any idea what it can be? I was happy with my team until today :/
      May 7
    • Amazon zAUt44
      I'm no therapist but it seems to me if superficial things bother you that much, maybe you need to see one. You're already in a career where you make several times the compensation of STEM jobs. Sometimes things aren't ideal but you need to look at the bright side and stop focusing on minor things. It's not like they moved you into a war zone.
      May 7
    • Facebook pACM57
      I disagree - I think his feelings are valid. Theyre legit and if it doesn’t feel right, don’t ignore it.
      May 7
    • PayPal B!
      I agree with OP too. I am in my early 30s. I dislike the South Bay. It’s soulless. I don’t like vast open areas. It’s depressing. It’s probably because I grew up in a densely populated city. That’s why I like SF.

      OP, since you are in your early 20s, you should either move to the city or closer.
      May 7
  • Google / Mgmt
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    Amazon Seattle campus might float your boat.

    https://images.app.goo.gl/r7YpPEfhuDoTE2FP7
    May 7 1
    • Google / Eng ReHhj8
      who would want to work under bezos’ balls?
      May 7
  • Amazon PeterPIPer
    As a middle aged balding tech worker wearing a polo shirt, GFY.
    May 7 0
  • Facebook pACM57
    What’s SVL? Sunnyvale? Yeah this sounds like an episode of the office
    May 7 1
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      OP
      Yep Sunnyvale
      May 7
  • New AsYK38
    Looks pretty nice to me..
    May 7 0
  • Apple Wapple
    The doctor recommends you find a job in SF (:
    May 7 0
  • Salesforce tcm24
    Doesn’t look ugly to me..

    Even in that supposedly suburban place there must be SOMETHING to do. I’d first find that out.
    May 7 0
  • Google VDNO84
    If you walk to the TC buildings, there is a lot to do. Good selection of cafes, baristas, ping pong tables, volleyball court, bocce court, nice gym. Easy parking and much better traffic than MTV. I don’t miss the Shoreline Hell every morning and evening in MTV.
    May 7 0
  • New iugbtr
    This is why I moved from the Bay altogether
    May 7 1
  • Facebook bPVY33
    My team also moved to an ugly looking office building (looked like the office in The Office), but soon moved to a different building nearby that's been renovated to match FB style. Don't lose hope.
    May 7 0
  • Apple / Eng pikapika7
    Isn’t the inside nice though?
    May 7 1
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      Nope, it's a lot older and not as decorated as the other Google offices in Sunnyvale
      May 7
  • New hz
    I am in ICU.996,I can fall asleep at night. I am used to play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=titap.brain.easybox for relaxation
    May 8 0
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    You’ll get over it. Just like you got over the glitz and glamour of being a Noogler.
    May 7 0
  • Aetna / Data banana 🍌
    ❄️
    May 7 0
  • Google policies
    Visit some of the GWC buildings. They are the worst.
    May 7 0
  • Google MVou06
    Oh shucks :/ we do have some nice campus in svl: tech corners and moffett place. Not as big as mtv ofc, but surely more lively than that single building
    May 7 0
  • Microsoft / Product
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    Brazukamore
    That building is alright. Unless your commute is worse or there are big perks missing in this building just accept it and move on.
    May 7 0
  • Apple / Eng xUEdsjT
    Sounds like you'd love the NYC campus
    May 7 0
  • Google əๅɓoo⅁
    I had an offer from Moto to work in this building before Google bought them. Didn’t take the offer (not because of building). Good I did not because they all were let go within a year.
    May 7 0
  • Workday / Product f35
    You need to see the new Workday building right at the intersection of 680 & 580. And a BART station and a mall to boot!
    May 7 0