Google perf stress level

May 23, 2019 21 Comments

I’m from FB and PSC (= Google Perf) system is driving me crazy, and keeps me constantly under insane pressure.

I’ve been worrying about the rating in upcoming PSC cycle, if I can meet expectation, if the things I’m working on is impactful or helpful to my PSC, etc, all these stuff all the time.

Also I’m never trying to be real friends with any coworker or FB employee because I feel like every conversation could turn into a “evaluative” or “constructive feedback” talk, making me super nervous and cautious when talking to coworkers here, I feel like they are evaluating me all the time.

Since Google has a similar Perf structure, e.g. twice a year, very similar rating system and bonus multiplier, just wonder do you guys worry about these stuff too? Or is your level of stress much lower than me?

Really hoping to go to Google......as long as I get an offer. 🧐

E4, TC 220K

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Google chenku
    You sound like you're over thinking it. Unless you want promo asap don't worry about it, do your job and you should be fine.
    May 23, 2019 2
    • Facebook bird eye
      Not the case at FB
      May 24, 2019
    • Google chenku
      I meant Google. For some reason I thought OP was already at Google.
      May 24, 2019
  • Google / Eng nCaW33
    You can rest and vest. NI is rare. You can stay at CME as long as you want as long as you get at least one promo to L4
    May 23, 2019 0
  • Google Kirino
    NI is around 1-3% for most orgs, and people are anxious about perf insofar as they hope to get promoted faster
    May 23, 2019 2
    • Facebook addminus
      OP
      If not worrying about the promotion, do you think Perf system stress more than those annual review companies? Since Google still does review twice a year, which I feel that’s too frequent.
      May 23, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng
      Easy Going

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      Easy Goingmore
      Dang, 1-3% Needs Improvement score sounds like a bigger country club than Microsoft gets a reputation for
      May 23, 2019
  • Google NSvj37
    To cut down on the annoyance and hassle I keep a running doc of how I'd like my packet to look - i.e., 4-5 projects and a running list of accomplishments and the like. I also keep a weekly log of activity, esp. positive interactions with coworkers such that I can comment on their packet if asked. Makes perf week vastly easier.

    Just like any other place, perf at Google it doesn't mean much and otherwise promotion and all the rest of it has little to do with legit performance. It's much more about how much people like you, how good you are at self-promotion all wrapped in the soft cocoon of getting on (or inventing) a good project.

    The absolute SURE-FIRE way to screw it up is to overthink it and/or make it obvious you're fishing for good feedback, esp. just before perf time. If you're pleasant to work with, do good work, and put in the time, you'll easily get EE.
    May 24, 2019 0
  • Facebook UNYP14
    Heard the google sde hiring is frozen at Sea? 1.5 yoe
    May 24, 2019 1
    • Microsoft bqXj02
      I’m interviewing in 2 weeks. 15 yoe
      May 24, 2019
  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

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    Instagrаmmore
    And you can always skip the Sept perf and only do the March one
    May 23, 2019 4
    • Facebook
      Instagrаm

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      Instagrаmmore
      No need to write self assessment and ask peers for feedback.
      May 24, 2019
    • Google / Eng bchtro
      I’ve never written anything for Sept perf ( no self assessment and definitely no peer reviews ) and have always gotten EE. Manager usually asks for a quick recap during 1 on 1 and voila, EE lol.
      May 24, 2019
  • Google Alipa
    I smell a sign of ni. Just be yourself. Good luck !
    May 24, 2019 2
    • Amazon
      dafuq™

      Amazon

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      What's NI?
      May 24, 2019
    • Google Alipa
      Need Improvement
      May 24, 2019
  • Facebook bird eye
    Have you already got an offer?
    May 24, 2019 1
    • Facebook addminus
      OP
      I’ve mentioned in my post, of course not....otherwise I’ll gtfo FB.
      May 24, 2019
  • Google / Eng bchtro
    0% stress level. 100% annoyance/nuisance level.
    May 24, 2019 0

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