Zurich work visa < 3 YOE

Alibaba vjqX22
May 15 24 Comments

Just wondering if someone got a work visa in Zurich with < 3 YOE.

Is it possible?

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Booking.com / EngSDok
    I have an offer from Google and they are waiting on team matching process until I finish 3yoe. Seems like a pretty rigid requirement.
    May 150
  • Alibaba vjqX22
    OP
    I’ve originally interviewed in MTV. It is along story, but my recruiter missed the H1B deadline and now they are offering European offices as an alternative.

    Nope, not Chinese :-)
    May 153
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      Aren't they ready to offer you Zurich location?
      May 15
    • Alibaba vjqX22
      OP
      Many problems happened since I passed the HC.

      1) headcount in Zurich is super small. It seems new positions will be open around September, and the start date is December.

      2) now, there is this 3 YOE thing.

      Now I’m on wait mode. Let’s see what will happen in the following months :-)
      May 15
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      Pathetic man..first the pain of studying and clearing interviews .. then this kind of mess.
      May 15
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    • Alibaba vjqX22
      OP
      Good question. I also have a masters from an Ivy League college + 2 YOE. Not sure if it’ll be possible tho.
      May 15
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      All my current day night hustle and leetcode grind is just for Google Zurich. Willing to join Google Zurich this year itself. Preferring Zurich over other European locations due to difference in TC offered. Hope someone shows a way.
      May 15
    • Google / Englolwаt
      TC is better in Bay Area
      May 15
    • Alibaba vjqX22
      OP
      Yeah. I’m also targeting Zurich due to TC + low taxes.

      In my case, picking London or Munich means a huge drawback financially speaking. 40% taxes 😱
      May 15
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      @lolwat: I am not a US citizen and not currently staying in US. So visa is an issue.
      Show me a way.
      May 15
    • Google / Englolwаt
      Can't you transfer within MSFT and get L1 visa?
      May 15
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      I should be minimum level 62 to be eligible for transfer.
      May 16
    • Google / Englolwаt
      So work hard to get a promo or job hop to a higher level in another faang in India
      May 16
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      Yeah.. Google India doesn't have much teams but that is the only choice left.
      But how did you guess that I am from India?☺
      May 16
  • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
    Anyone got in Google Zurich before 3 yoe? How about other locations of Google in Europe?
    May 154
    • Booking.com / EngSDok
      No such requirements for Munich and London
      May 15
    • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
      But I read, for Google, there is a big difference in packages of London/Munich as compared to Zurich. Is that true?
      May 15
    • Alibaba vjqX22
      OP
      Yeah. Zurich paycheck >> London / Munich.

      It’s ridiculous the difference given the COL in London is also super high.
      May 15
    • Google / Englolwаt
      About 20-30% difference in TC from what I've seen.
      May 15
  • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
    When was this local law implemented? Few years back a guy joined in Zurich as a fresher.
    May 152
  • Microsoft / EngSwitchJobs
    @OP: why are you not targetting US locations? Are you from China?
    May 150
  • Alibaba vjqX22
    OP
    It seems other offices in Europe are fine. This only affects Zurich office due to local laws.
    May 150

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