Life at Google AMA

Jan 9 515 Comments

Sup everyone. I'm a SWE at Google. Answering w/e questions you have about life at Google. Specifically, I'm in HQ.

TC: 200k
Yoe: <2

#leetcode #ama #google

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  • Facebook gygunh
    There are literally 1000’s like you and me on Blind. Why do you honestly think anybody cares or that you’re special enough for an ama.
    Jan 9 12
    • Nuance OffKey
      Lol so negative. Chill. Not everyone is in FAANG / uses the search feature. The fact that he's in Google already makes him "special" enough for an ama. Majority of people are not in FAANG.
      Jan 10
    • Splunk jjjjjjb
      Too selfish to understand humans on a basic level? Sounds pretty standard for the "TC or GTFO" crowd.
      Jan 10
    • RichRelevance Zodian
      The thing is he's < 2 yoe. It is unlikely that he is qualified to speak for the company, it's culture, or relative benefits given being there (and in the industry) such a short amount of time. It's dunning Kruger effect at best, ego stroking at worst. Volume of questions does not mean value unless the answers are correct & solid info.
      Jan 10
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      This ^ couldn’t have said it better
      Jan 10
    • Google UTeN48
      I’m sure people in their early career would like to know OP’s experience at G. Don’t understand the negativity.
      4d
  • NVIDIA n33dfu1
    What do you like about working at Google? What do you dislike?
    Jan 9 24
    • Amazon ninjanu
      Its not normal, don’t believe them. Do what you feel comfortable with.
      Jan 10
    • Microsoft fuckdis
      My insurance gives $20/hr massage.
      6d
    • Google CDKo70
      And what insurance is that?
      6d
    • Microsoft fuckdis
      Kaiser Permanente
      4d
    • Amazon ec4s8
      If it's a medical massage, then no tip. You don't tip your doctor 🙂
      4d
  • Apple RoidRage
    Really hard for me not be skeptical about this post or make a sarcastic remark. Google worship is definitely a thing on Blind and it's not really the OP's fault.
    Jan 9 6
    • Facebook
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      This. Thank god somebody said it amid all of the toxic posturing lol
      Jan 9
    • Salesforce okkalaozhi
      What’s wrong with an ama though?
      Jan 9
    • Facebook
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      You’re continuing to perpetuate this idea of putting google on a pedestal. Which nobody on blind can seem to explain to me yet everybody supports it
      Jan 10
    • Microsoft trololol1
      What I’m annoyed by is the <2yoe (no offence to op), nearly any meaningful question that isn’t about fanboy/girling over google is very likely to be way above ops pay grade, which means the conversation is going to be entirely vacuous.
      Jan 10
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      Right that too, it makes this whole sentiment seem far more naive
      Jan 10
  • Facebook jfyd463
    Why do Google engineers think they're real engineers?
    Jan 10 2
    • Capital One blahstone
      Why are all the FB people in this thread so salty lol
      Jan 10
    • Facebook jSHa71
      Holy shit you are right I scanned this whole topic and every single Facebook post is inflammatory 😂😂😂
      5d
  • Amazon wowwwwwww
    Dude you have 2 yoe and are Answering questions? 🤣
    Jan 10 14
    • Google ValleyTech
      I don’t know if you’ve read the comments are just commenting without reading them. But more then half are about his experience and his TC. If someone is kind enough to share that for someone who genuinely might want to know it I dont see a point on shitting on the post. Its not like we know who this dude is so I dont see where ego comes to play here.
      7d
    • Google ValleyTech
      Giving benefit of doubt maybe he does want to help people who want to apply to Google.
      7d
    • Google / Eng Noogli
      I'm seeing a pattern which companies haters come from. Kinda proud only few Googlers are jealous of the attention OP is getting.
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      Ah, yes, I love that Google arrogance. Keep quietly casting your judgements in the dark.
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    • AT&T MsdR32
      Jeez, FB, crawl back into your hole.
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    Came here to witness the dick riding, I was not disappointed. Blind is an echo chamber for google worship, and this post is a pretty good example of that. Cheers!
    Jan 9 11
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      Dumbass I left because I got an opportunity to work on an exciting project at fb. So open minded of you to jump to your own baseless conclusions. Love that google arrogance! Keep it coming, I expect nothing less from you folks.
      Jan 10
    • Amazon cofkdkcjcj
      what exciting projects fb got?
      Jan 10
    • Google phYh45
      The arrogance is coming from you buddy. If you have nothing nice to say, shut your mouth and go on your way. I don't see why you gotta hate. Who gives a shit if op is doing an ama? As far as I can tell, it's providing some help to people.

      Get a life. You spend your day hating on people on anonymous forums?
      Jan 10
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      I mean I chose to leave... but ok. Whatever makes you feel better.
      Jan 10
    • Amazon cofkdkcjcj
      what exciting projects fb got?
      Jan 10
  • Amazon hLgi11
    When did you start feeling so great about working at Google that you thought you should come on blind and do an AMA for others?
    Jan 10 2
    • Amazon jаw
      After he gained 2 yoe and became senior.
      Jan 10
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      Lmao
      Jan 10
  • New / Eng hunu
    How did you apply and land an interview?
    Jan 9 3
    • Google / Eng Tier 3
      OP
      Blind referral
      Jan 9
    • New / Eng hunu
      And you dont like how people ask for referrals?
      Jan 9
    • Google / Eng Tier 3
      OP
      It's annoying when people dm you rather than someone willingly giving it out.
      Jan 9
  • Cogito Corp / Eng foobar234
    What happens if you refuse to administer technical algorithmic interviews on new candidates? Is this a mandatory part of your job description?
    Jan 10 7
    • Google / Eng Tier 3
      OP
      Yes, because you can do other things to make your promo packet look good like hosting an intern etc.
      Jan 10
    • Google / Eng Mr. Gl@ss
      Lol. This kid thinks hosting an intern looks good on promo packets. Only worth it for checking off the leadership box if you can’t rope anyone else into your project to help you and that’s it.
      Jan 10
    • Capital One blahstone
      I’m not sure why people are asking someone with < 2 YOE about promos lol
      Jan 10
    • Oracle ☁️ 9
      Ok boomer @capital one everyone starts from somewhere. Be nice
      Jan 10
    • Capital One blahstone
      Lol sorry wasn’t meaning to be rude, definitely appreciate this post in general just thought it was amusing to be asking a relative newbie to google who hasn’t been promoted yet about the promo process
      Jan 10
  • Mixpanel CNJX35
    If they add an on-site semetery will you ever leave the campus even after your death?
    Jan 10 0

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