So happy and thankful to be at Google

Nov 15, 2019 384 Comments

I've been at Google as a SWE for 2 years, and I'm still so happy and thankful to be at Google because it has always been my dream company. Idk how I even got in. I always feel like the dumbest guy in the room at Google. I recently got promoted to L4 but am completely happy, thankful, and satisified and feel like I've reached my life goal.

Anybody feel the same? I feel like most people I see on blind are full of ambition and never satisified; constantly looking to get higher TC. I don't mind not getting promoted and would be completely happy even if I never got promoted again. But I will still work hard regardless and go for promo again if it makes sense.

Maybe getting abused at my previous company makes me appreciate Google even more.

TC: 270k

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TOP 384 Comments
  • Hulu / Other cultrain
    Can't tell if you're trolling or just a sincere cheeseball
    Nov 15, 2019 16
    • Google dh12t
      Yes, I’m being judgemental of the racism on this thread. Is that wrong?
      Nov 17, 2019
    • Google JXWS37
      Let me also throw another sincere cheeseball. Google has the best people you can imagine to be around. Good for you buddy that you feel content, that is why you are at G.
      Dec 15, 2019
  • Lol there are better things in life bruh than an L4 at google... maybe if this was 2015?
    Nov 15, 2019 13
    • NVIDIA TSAV38
      To each his own. Be kind please. Great refreshing post.
      Nov 17, 2019
    • WeWork w00fer
      Awesome to read. Sock away as much cash as you can so you'll have options lateral in life. Aging out is a real thing, in the event that you get tired of Google and want to go elsewhere when you're much older. Or just want to get it off tech all together.
      Nov 17, 2019
  • Apple Benef
    Good for you.
    Nov 15, 2019 0
  • Google TlpN48
    OP That’s great, happy for you! If you don’t mind me asking what’s your YOE?
    Nov 15, 2019 13
    • Everybody's a citizen of somewhere.
      Nov 17, 2019
    • Everyone is citizen on somewhere haha
      Nov 17, 2019
  • Subsplash TimmDawg
    Wow, Google HR is really upping the propaganda!
    Nov 17, 2019 0
  • US Navy / Eng fps_doug
    Yoe before teh goog? And what was bad about your previous job other than not being Google
    Nov 15, 2019 10
    • Uber is the same as amazon. Hoping to make the transition you made OP :) #leetcodelife
      Nov 18, 2019
    • Amazon xbpd62
      Aside from money and perks, do you like the work at Google? I think I'd rather go to a smaller company with less boring work at some point (although I've actually had a great experience at Amazon; people here are actually supportive, although the bar feels low, and I sometimes feel like a dick calling people out for repeatedly making the same mistakes). I'd expect the work at Google and Amazon are mostly the same slow/boring things.
      Nov 20, 2019
  • Microsoft iamletired
    I think it's kinda sad that something like Google is your "dream company," honestly. We all have to have goals, I guess. Like, your life goal is to work for some specific company? That's it???
    Nov 17, 2019 13
    • Microsoft iamletired
      I used to work at Google. I got a raise to come to Microsoft.
      Nov 23, 2019
    • Microsoft iamletired
      And yeah, OP explicitly said he had achieved his life's dream Why not read before commenting?
      Nov 23, 2019
  • AT&T MsdR32
    Google's perks, and I've heard the WLB are nice - and 270k is nothing to sneeze at!

    It's nice to see someone happy on Blind instead of complaining that they only make 400k instead of 500k.

    Thanks for posting OP!
    Nov 15, 2019 0
  • Headspace / Eng Paddy1
    Finally a positive post
    Nov 15, 2019 0
  • Amazon MsSanchez
    Your company collects private info on people and then sells advertisers the ability to target people based on that data. Ugh
    Nov 17, 2019 13
    • Avanade / Consultant gitPullAll
      I think you forgot that Google also has products like Drive, Chrome, Android, etc. they’re not that different.
      Nov 18, 2019
    • AT&T MsdR32
      And quantum computers, and Android, and maps, and search
      Nov 19, 2019

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