Working on my startup project (long before joining Google) and then joining Google but continue it in my free time?
So I have a social network type startup project ( no funding, just app and website ) that people are semi-using right now. The app is free to use not that it matters and it's not a b2b business but a b2c since it's just a social network type.
My question is, could this be a problem if I will be joining Google as a Software Engineer ? I am planning on making sure that this is OK before signing the offer, or may be specifically adding a clause in the offer letter ? Has anyone done something like this where they already had a small side startup project ( not FT job at all ) and then meanwhile they ended up joining Google but still continued to work on it on your free time and NOT on Google tech or time, of course.
I did mention this to my recruiter a long time ago at the beginning of the process, but they made it seem like it's not that big of a deal. They did mention something about speaking again at the end of the process but this was over the phone so I do not remember it completely.
I wanted to get some input from the community and especially if someone has already been in this situation.