Job opportunity at Google :(

TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,233Member ■■■■■■■■□□
I was just contacted by a recruiter that is trying to fill a role at Google's office in my city. I just started a new position exactly a month ago. The Google position is relevant to my area and my experience. Bad thing about is that it is a contract position of 6 months. Would you guys consider it? I hate to leave a company after a month. Then again it's for Google. But then again, it's contract and not guaranteed I'll even get the job. So should I just try for the hell of it? Or not worth to waste my time?

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,642Mod Mod
    Don't let the company name blind you. Ask yourself, how does this align with my goals?
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,123Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    As a warning, most Google contractors don't become Google employees. That's not to say the position wouldn't be extended, but you may never be more then a contractor. I'd hold out for an in house position rather then contracting.
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  • praminpramin Posts: 138Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Why not go through with it and see what happens?

    I have a friend that interviewed with Amazon. He was offered the job. He turned it down. Some things happened at this current position. He went back to the hiring manager at Amazon and they took him on for another position within the group.
  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,375Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    Don't let the company name blind you. Ask yourself, how does this align with my goals?

    This x2. If this 6 month contract will lead to more things than what you're at now, then do it, otherwise don't do it.
  • Repo ManRepo Man Posts: 300Member
    I can't speak for tech companies but generally HR/recruiters love to hire employees based on where they worked before. I would think this would open up a lot of doors for you in the future.
  • olaHaloolaHalo Posts: 748Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Give up a full time gig for a 6 month contract?
    Unless there are some perks youre not mentioning, then nope.
  • MooseboostMooseboost Posts: 764Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    One in the hand is worth two in the bush. I wouldn't give up a definite thing for a maybe unless it was a really good maybe.
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  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    I'd hold out for an in house position rather then contracting.

    This right here ^
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,233Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    You guys are absolutely right! At the moment i read the email, all kinda light bulbs went on and the path was all bright ahead of me but as I was thinking about it more and more and reading your replies, those light bulbs were going off 1 by 1 lol. But i did give my word to the recruiter that i would at least speak to them and send them my resume but I am not leaving my positions unless they change their position to a full time permanent role.
  • pevangelpevangel Posts: 342Member
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    Don't let the company name blind you. Ask yourself, how does this align with my goals?
    This. I gave up an opportunity with Google because of this reason. I chose a networking gig (my first networking job) that paid 33% less instead.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Posts: 3,867Mod Mod
    Full time vs Contracting <== not a huge difference to me anymore. Actually I'm starting to see the merit in contracting; it's a legit way to job hopping, getting more experience, seeing more environments, not having to deal with internal politics, not getting bored with the same work over and over.

    Regarding company name/brand; don't underestimate having "Google" on your CV.
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  • BlackoutBlackout Posts: 507Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    As a warning, most Google contractors don't become Google employees. That's not to say the position wouldn't be extended, but you may never be more then a contractor. I'd hold out for an in house position rather then contracting.

    Seriously this. Cisco is the same way, do not bank on becoming full time via contract to hire. I have been a contractor for 2 years at Cisco, Blue badge has been dangled over my head. Take warning, when crap hits the fan contractors are always the first to go, you are cannon fodder. If you have a good stable position, in which you can continue to gain experience, I highly suggest not making a jump to being a contractor.
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Posts: 3,867Mod Mod
    Now you have two years of experience working for Cisco, you can easily get a full time position elsewhere. The experience you gained working for cisco is gold!
    Blackout wrote: »
    Seriously this. Cisco is the same way, do not bank on becoming full time via contract to hire. I have been a contractor for 2 years at Cisco, Blue badge has been dangled over my head. Take warning, when crap hits the fan contractors are always the first to go, you are cannon fodder. If you have a good stable position, in which you can continue to gain experience, I highly suggest not making a jump to being a contractor.
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  • GreaterNinjaGreaterNinja Posts: 271Member
    My gf is going back to google for a second time. The experience on resume is highly sought after. Top companies will pay big dollars to pull google employees. Personally I would take a slight pay cut at google for the experience, however its iffy when contracting with Google...they may never hire you on.
  • snadamsnadam Posts: 2,234Member
    In this scenario, if I was single, no kids, no mortgage, etc; I'd probably take the risk. 10 years ago, I would have done it. Now I wouldn't consider it. Too high risk.
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  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Full time vs Contracting <== not a huge difference to me anymore. Actually I'm starting to see the merit in contracting; it's a legit way to job hopping, getting more experience, seeing more environments, not having to deal with internal politics, not getting bored with the same work over and over.

    Regarding company name/brand; don't underestimate having "Google" on your CV.
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Now you have two years of experience working for Cisco, you can easily get a full time position elsewhere. The experience you gained working for cisco is gold!


    UnixGuy knows whats up

    I would at least interview so you can see what it is like there. It could be the most amazing thing you have ever seen, or it could be a nightmare.

    Also, I have 2 companies in the Fortune 50 on my resume, I think that definitely gets noticed by recruiters. Saying you successfully completed a contract at Google sounds like resume gold to me.
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  • kohr-ahkohr-ah Posts: 1,277Member
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Regarding company name/brand; don't underestimate having "Google" on your CV.

    That is the main reason I am riding out where I am. Technologically they have NO clue what to do or what is going on (getting experience just they don't know how to prioritize and our upper management micromanages the hell out of us and are where they are by who they know and not experience). But the name so far has increased the call backs I am getting 10 fold.
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,233Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Good feedback here from both sides. Unfortunately I had to pass it, I'm not in my 20s anymore. I have a mortgage and bills to pay so I need something that's close to 100% guaranteed and not a contract position.
  • Kinet1cKinet1c Posts: 604Member
    Check glassdoor, I was contacted by a company who contracts in to Google and they had horrible reviews on there. While I know Google is a good place to work, contracting in there didn't seem much too fun from the reviews.
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  • onesaintonesaint Posts: 801Member
    Name recognition be it school or company get you in the door. That said, 6 Mo is a risk and if you're in a spot where you need a steady income and don't think you'll be marketable in 6 months, it may only be good for an interview.
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  • jamesenglishjamesenglish Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Definitely a tough decision. I'm sure you'll get a better offer down the road.
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