Which org in Google Kirkland has good WLB and interesting work ?

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Apr 26 30 Comments

Leaving FB because of bad WLB.

Recently got offer from Google (no number yet as I need to do team matching).

WLB is my top priority. Which org/team in Kirkland has good WLB and interesting projects ?

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  • How much time do you spend working at FB? And besides the working hours, is there something else that contributes to bad WLB?

    I’d appreciate your thoughts, as I’m considering FB as E5 as well, coming from a company where I have the opposite problem: too much life and too little work, I’m not learning enough and feel I’m rotting here.
    Apr 26 14
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      @senstdjcj what other offers you have ?

      Also what’s your priority ? If you care more about money and career growth than life then FB is for you
      Apr 27
    • No other offers, was planning to interview at Netflix but haven’t started yet. The other option would be to stay at my employer where I have a very very chill life. I don’t work more than 40 hours and even those 40 involve a lot of bs, to the point where I study new programming languages and techniques in the job for my own sake.
      Apr 27
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      I see. Then you should really go for FB, see how you like it. You can always leave after a couple of years if you don’t like it. With FB on your resume a lot of places will take you.

      If wlb is important for you, do a good job at choosing the right team after bootcamp.

      Also what level you got at FB ?

      Unless you are L5+ it shouldn’t be too hard.
      Apr 27
    • Yeah my offer is for E5, I have 8yoe.

      Thanks for all these tips
      Apr 27
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      OP
      Go for FB 👍🏿
      Apr 27
  • Facebook / R&D AuJy16
    Current level and tc?
    Apr 26 3
  • Redfin / Eng
    maxbass

    Redfin Eng

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    Flipboard, Amazon
    maxbassmore
    GCP has good and bad teams, people here are quick to shit on it for some reason. The bigger problem is that those teams are almost all boring af
    Apr 26 3
    • Amazon / Eng DeepObsess
      Does boring mean good WLB?
      Apr 26
    • Redfin / Eng
      maxbass

      Redfin Eng

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      maxbassmore
      I mean I did team matching with that org and the only team I would've been willing to accept didn't get headcount, so I turned them down. Could just be managers doing a poor job selling it, but GCP just seemed glacial as an org and the problems weren't interesting
      Apr 26
    • Amazon
      seattle'd

      Amazon

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      seattle'dmore
      GCP org is imploding. Execs are breaking GCP into orgs which can help other google products. GCP will be focussed for public cloud, and not supporting google products. Recently in April such new org is created which will manage cicd, release and prod infra.
      Apr 28
  • Amazon
    seattle'd

    Amazon

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    seattle'dmore
    Not cloud.
    Apr 26 3
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      OP
      You mean not GCP
      Apr 26
    • Google / Eng shito
      I think some call cloud as gcp - Google cloud platform. But it's all same
      Apr 26
    • Facebook TEHman
      So GCP means roughly the same as the Cloud Org?
      Apr 26
  • New xib
    What’s does “bad WLB” mean in this case, so I can calibrate?
    Apr 26 1
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      It means bad work life balance

      It can happen under 2 scenarios:
      1. All life no work
      2. All work no life

      For FB it’s the 2nd one unfortunately
      Apr 26
  • Cisco / Product U there
    Is GCP crazy
    Apr 26 0