Love Google so far.......

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syryu

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syryumore
Nov 23, 2018 32 Comments

Been 6 months at Google. I absolutely love it.

Wlb balance is great, constantly learning new technologies. Leadership is more open minded and listens to employees.
Also, I quit smoking (cold turkey) when I joined Google. It's been six months now, wlb played it's part I think. All the healthy free food options (salad, chicken etc) and gym have helped me loose 30 pounds.
Amazon was a shit hole compared to this....

TC 240k
Yoe 2.5

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  • Amazon / Eng
    onMyWay

    Amazon Eng

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    onMyWaymore
    I got tired of cafeterias after a while tbh.

    Nice work on the smoking though
    Nov 23, 2018 13
    • Amazon / Eng
      onMyWay

      Amazon Eng

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      AWS
      onMyWaymore
      > implying there arenโ€™t a number of idiots at google

      Oooh boy. You should checkout search adtech teams
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon Northman
      @amzng123 I have yet to see an L6 through L10 applied scientist or SDE at Amazon that I would call an idiot. L4s are grist mill fuel and L5s are mixed. Google follows a very different model and has a much more balanced distribution of experience levels. You have teams with multiple L6 and L7s who just write code on a project alongside L3s and L4s. At Amazon, the Principal engineers or scientists would be guiding teams of L6s and TT L5s working on hard problems while managers manage a bunch of junior folks doing the shit work. The sea of stars model at Google leads to smart underutilized engineers who are disgruntled and need to be bribed to stay in their boring, small scope jobs.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google amzng123
      Didn't mean to offend you guys or imply the Google model is better.. I agree w you, star eng is underutilized at Google.

      If I was a founder, I'd opt for the amazon model. But as an employee, I prefer the Google model.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google
      dtugu

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      dtugumore
      Hmm.... a principal engineer/Sr. Manager in dick measuring contest with 2 yoe folks.
      It's odd that you feel a need to make entry level anonymous folks understand that you are making an impact at work.
      ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Compare yourself to staff engineers or Sr. Staff engineers, dude. They usually lead a team of 30+ engineers (L6) / multiple L6 (L7) folks and certainly don't work on trivial tasks.
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Amazon Northman
      Read above please. I clearly mentioned that dick measuring with 2 YOE folks is of no interest to me. The discussion has nothing to do with me it has to do with the differences in the models of Google and Amazon. Specifically, the reasons that one might rationally choose to work at Amazon. And your description of L6 and L7s at Google does not sound accurate in the general sense - I am sure that is accurate in your org though.
      Nov 24, 2018
  • Cisco Infensus
    Come to Cisco you will get aids
    Nov 23, 2018 3
    • Google
      syryu

      Google

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      syryumore
      OP
      What?
      Nov 23, 2018
    • Intel ""('o')""
      Wtf?
      Nov 23, 2018
    • LinkedIn / Eng
      goldbug

      LinkedIn Eng

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      Google
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      Full time coder and part time gold dealer.
      goldbugmore
      Care to explain?
      Nov 23, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng mpea
    How long were you an SDE 2 at amazon before G? Iโ€™ve heard google tends to give L3 offers for amazon L5s
    Nov 23, 2018 1
    • Google
      syryu

      Google

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      syryumore
      OP
      3.5 months ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Nov 23, 2018
  • Google / Eng Neopets๐Ÿ˜
    Ummm duh? Amazon is like the worst FAANG company
    Nov 23, 2018 0
  • Amazon bycfly
    Seattle office? SDE II?
    Nov 23, 2018 10
    • Ohh ok and TC?
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google
      syryu

      Google

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      syryumore
      OP
      Read the post, dude
      Nov 24, 2018
    • I am asking for TC breakup if you donโ€™t mind. :)
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Google
      syryu

      Google

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      syryumore
      OP
      Base 140k
      Stocks 240k
      Sign on 20k
      15% bonus
      Nov 24, 2018
    • Facebook Fallouter
      L3 is new grad at Google afaik. At Amazon, new grads enter at L4.
      Nov 24, 2018

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