Reasons not to join Google ?

Facebook bad_wlb
Apr 22 16 Comments

I am hearing both good and bad things about Google on blind , I have a yes from Google (no number yet).

Things I am looking for are: career growth, TC and good WLB.

The good things I heard G are: good WLB and TC.

The bad things I heard: too political, slow career progression, uninteresting projects, company too big to make an impact.

I would love to hear more from fellow Googlers.

Reason for moving out of FB: bad wlb, too much hack/move fast culture, no technical learning (my personal experiences)

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Apple iCould
    Fast career progression doesn’t play well with wlb. Besides, people who chase fast promo are usually the ones forcing this insane wlb on others. This is my 2c as Xoogler
    Apr 22 0
  • Apple industry
    Work can be boring. My friends there spend 3 hrs moving protobufs, 2 hrs in the cafes, 1 hr in gym and go home. Great wlb though.
    Apr 22 1
  • Honeywell / Eng that1guy
    The biggest complaint from a good friend that just left google after being there for 13 years is this:
    They are ‘just enough’ google. Where they do just enough to sell their products and make their customers happy. Minimal amounts of innovation. But the guy worked as a PM on exciting stuff like android platform and they wouldn’t take any risks. Therefore, it wasn’t fun anymore.
    Apr 22 1
    • Honeywell / Eng that1guy
      With that said I don’t think you can really go wrong choosing FB or Google. Either will have its pros and cons and be a great company at least for a few years. You’ll probably jump again anyways.
      Apr 22
  • Google badeh
    You wouldn't be the first person to leave FB for Google for the sake of wlb. Find those folks who've done it before you and ask them how they feel few years later. IOW, make a more targeted thread. People like me who never worked at fb ain't gonna be very insightful.
    Apr 22 0
  • Deepen AI / Mgmt
    Nbvq28

    Deepen AI Mgmt

    PRE
    Google
    Nbvq28more
    I will take Google over FB anytime. All the cons ^^ are valid but won't piss you off until year 3 or 4 because there is a lot to learn
    Apr 22 0
  • Tc yoe at fb?
    Apr 22 0
  • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
    On all your concerns, I'd say no worse (actually probably better) than other large tech players. Will depend on where you land though. Cloud vs ads vs newer bets will all vary significantly. Tl;Dr - I like it here a lot
    Apr 22 0
  • Google
    AIMLOK

    Google

    BIO
    I once served 5TB
    AIMLOKmore
    How do you feel about Pepe?
    Apr 22 3
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      How does this factor into things?
      Apr 22
    • Google
      AIMLOK

      Google

      BIO
      I once served 5TB
      AIMLOKmore
      Can't post Pepes on memegen because he's apparently a symbol of hate
      Apr 22
    • Microsoft Vbsm66
      /pol/ ruined it for everyone
      Apr 22
  • Google Woopsy
    It all depends on which level and org you would land...
    Apr 22 1
    • Facebook bad_wlb
      OP
      L5 , interested in infrastructure
      Apr 22
  • Facebook AdaGrad
    Isn't this simple?
    Pick one from WLB and growth. You have your answer
    Apr 23 0