I was laid off from Google in January (worked for 7 months ) , was able to find a job in a few weeks , with a higher TC , now long story short I have a offer from Fitbit , could you'll please comment on the Job safety at Google especially fitbit now... — read more
Just wanted to open up a thread if foks had questions or wanted to discuss Wear OS layoffs.
Honestly... Apple Smartwatch Series 9 will obfuscate the Google Pixel Watch 2 . Another huge failure is because the arrogant and amateur Google leadership does not focus on customers just their personal agenda saying "I released something this year"... — read more
“It’s not something that was an easy decision to make, and it definitely isn’t a conversation any of us wanted to have again this year,” Ong said. “Given the base of hiring that we’ve received the next several quarters, it’s the right thing to do... — read more
I searched on Google and it said that Google has never laid anyone off and it has the best work culture ever and has free curry.
If a ex googler, leaves and wants to come back, will google hire them without interview?
I was in the team, and the software manager usually showed up 10:30 AM... then the manager had coffee for another 30 mins.... then "work"... then around 12:30pm or 1:00 pm, another 1h lunch... then at 3:30 pm, the manager disappeared. The manager did... — read more
What about a pseudo-leader that says the "teams are self-managed and the result are not so important" ? It is clear, the last 10 years Google did a lot of bad decisions hiring pseudo-leaders responsible for the mass destruction of the company's core... — read more
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Trolls posting about June layoffs have been proven wrong again If you seriously think Alphabet will have layoffs the day before a four day weekend, you aren't an insider. June 23 was the last day for layoffs. Game over, trolls
My story... I was hired to put a product out of the door. The project was late 3 years, and I worked day and night to make the product happen. In 9 months, the product was being announced on Google I/O 2022. I did a lot of changes on eng. side, asked... — read more
Pretty sure this is exactly what the company wants, for people like me to voluntarily quit so they can further cut costs without having to do layoffs... but this really might be the final straw for me. Layoffs, worsened culture, tightened performance... — read more
is a precursor to hoping for some volunteer attrition to cut down on total severance packages in lieu of a pending layoff round?
No one buys your Pixie phone. Your camera algorithm is good for show only.
I went through total of 6 interviews. I got an offer in December which turned out to be rescinded due to restructuring. Now a recruiter tells me a position is available, but I will have to start process from scratch inuding hiring committee. Is... — read more
As investor, I am moving all my google stock to NVIDIA and Microsoft. No way, Google will be able to compete with AI solution providing by these two companies on next 5 years. Meantime, the leetcode engineers and the bad leadership is taking over... — read more
Hello everyone, I've been with CISCO for more than 12 years with expertise in multiple technologies (our compute, our SDN, automations skills etc) in consulting and deployment side of things for many different types of companies. But the growth in... — read more
It looks like there is a wave of Fitbit people trying to move to pixel devices in MV and SD. They did not announce any new launch during Google IO, and the morale is very low at this moment. I believe the team already knows June will be another cr-p... — read more
Any truth to this? Google News isn’t profitable. I heard they are laying off all working on Google News.
Anyone have a sense of whether sales teams will be impacted?
https://www.leefang.com/p/big-tech-resumed-hiring-foreign-workers Newly disclosed data released yesterday by the Department of Labor shows thousands of recent H1-B foreign worker visas requested by firms that just underwent massive layoffs this... — read more
At least that's what the latest rumors are saying.
"A “godfather” of machine learning responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence has resigned from Google so he can, in his words, speak freely about the potential dangers of... — read more
Google CEO Sundar Pichai raked in $226M payday despite layoffs, cuts to worker perks Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai earned a whopping $226 million in total compensation in 2022 – a windfall that came even as the Google parent prepped sweeping layoffs... — read more
It'll be lower-than-expected results one more time and there'll be immediate corrective measures taken, most likely in the way of layoffs. On the off chance that layoffs are not announced during the quarterly earnings call, I'm positive they will be... — read more
Is serious expense trimming happening this Q?
I'm really unclear about the direction of this company. Headlines make it seem like Google's search dominance is now at risk with Samsung potentially choosing bing, or is this just negotiation tactics? Is google really going to do more layoffs... — read more
Can you imagine a Whacky Sticker for BoARD? Maybe Dell-e can make one for me. http://wackypacks.com/stickers/ans2023/index.html?545
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Microsoft and Apple are the ones now, look at the stock market. I would hope you all are realizing that there are other companies out there in the world, if you want to hold onto the past and just work for FAANG then you are out of touch. Saying you... — read more
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I personally dont mind or fear being eliminated from raising the bar on performance reviews. Problem is, in practice, it requires a manager more skilled and unbiased than most managers I have seen around. Often those strict performance reviews and... — read more