Hello fellow monkeys, I think I'm burnt out to the point I am second guessing going into PE after my analyst stint. The hours seem the same. The work is more or less the same too, just on the different side of the aisle. I am thinking of a corporate strategy role at a tech firm, maybe one of the FAANGs, or even in their M&A department. Does anybody know any recruiters that has a lot of exposure in this space?
11 Aug 2021
Have internship offers for both GS Global Market (S&T) & Google Associate Product Marketing Management (APMM). For further context, I did the Global Markets internship last summer and liked certain aspects of it (pervasive markets knowledge, some technical financial knowledge, and securities analysis, compensation) and disliked many others (long hours, lack of substantial practical work, few areas to show creativity, menial and mundane work etc.). Google APMM Pros would be: better work-life balance, more practical work, higher starting compensation first year-post grad (if I get a return and
09 Jan 2021
Youtube has had its fair share of scrutiny with a number of videos depicting white supremacy and its removal of videos that audiences didn't find fair to take down. Recently with an interview with CNN, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai has commented that:
Do you think its fair to hold Youtube accountable for "We've gotten much better at using a combination of machines and humans," Pichai said. "So it's one of those things, let's say we're getting it right 99% of the time, you'll still be able to find examples. Our goal is to take that to a very, very small percentage well below 1%."
17 Jun 2019
Hi WSO - I've worked in big tech (think FAMGA) since graduation ('17). Went to a top 10 US UG, currently working in product, was previously in corporate strategy (got to work on an acquisition in 2019). I would like to transition to the investment side for my next role; ideally in early stage VC, open to Growth Equity. Not super interested in Seed (not a good fit), or in Buyout (not a good fit; not a banker). If anyone has experience making this transition, or has peers who have, I'd love to hear any and all advice. I am just now starting the process. Some avenues I'm considering searching
05 Mar 2021
Apparently Google has decided to completely overhaul its search engine app on smart phones by adding a new personalized feed. The feed consists of links about hobbies, sports, news; I'm starting to find this a bit too similar to social media. This new Google offering is called "Google Feed" and works just like Facebook's "News Feed". Although Google denies copying the Facebook feature, it sure does feel as if Google is starting to use Facebook's feature against them. [quote] "This feed is really about your interests … It's not really about what your friends are interested in," Ben Gomes, a
21 Jul 2017
Recently, Google has selected Toronto as their location to be branded as a new high tech city. Detroit and Denver were also considered, while Toronto was their final decision. Google has applied to develop a 12 acre strip of land in Toronto, to create some form of technological urban innovation. This project follows Sidewalk Labs' Link NYC project, where they created hundred of internet kiosks across NYC. * Why do you think they selected Toronto? Due to the low Canadian dollar? * What kind of project could we expect here? Repeat of Link NYC? Something to help traffic congestion? Here's the
28 May 2017
In the past week or so companies have been pulling their advertisements from Google's YouTube . To quickly summarize the situation for those unfamiliar with it, the British newspaper The Times' investigation revealed advertiser's ad appeared on content deemed inappropriate. Once the news spread of these glitches in YouTube's advertising algorithm, companies such a Coca-Cola suspended their advertising. Recently, this past week [quote] New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson said in a statement last week that it has decided to "pause all YouTube digital advertising globally to ensure our product
05 Apr 2017
Am I the only one seeing a bubble in BIDU shares? It's ok that Google may pull out of China, but maybe they won't... and even if they do, there are more competitors for Baidu in there. For the time being, all this controversy has resulted in Google becoming the number 1 search engine in China for the last couple of weeks (they had 36% market share previously). Good strategy. Over the last 15 months shares have jumped 328%, and trades for 93 times historical earnings and 60 times projected 2010 earnings. With BIDU shares seemingly priced for perfection, anything that goes wrong could be highly
24 Mar 2010
So I just graduated from undergrad and accepted an offer to work at Google, in their Dedicated Client Services division (it's like account management with their big advertising clients)... And Google from what I've heard, read, seen and the reactions that I get from people when I tell them I'll be working there, has shown me that Google is an amazing place to work... Culture, perks, etc... But I have recently been presented with an opportunity to work at McKinsey & Co., which is also an amazing place to work. I interviewed with a ton of I-banks and BCG, and Bain during the fall, but ended up with a job at Google... So now that I have to make a decision between the two, the biggest thing for me would be which company has better exit opportunities??? I wanna make the best decision for my future and not just what looks good for now... Any thoughts?
07 Jun 2010
In short: Google.cn now redirects to Google.com.hk, where mainland users can get uncensored search results. Aside from the fact that this will in all likelihood only last for a few hours until the Great Firewall "fixes" it, how would we monkeys profit from this? Some ideas: The obvious - Buy Chinese Internet - probably overdone already, esp on BIDU. But you also have SOHU and, to a lesser degree, SINA. A wildcard here is MSFT (Bing China). AND, if you can trade HK-listed, Tencent is another possible winner. The also obvious - Short GOOG. A bit dangerous, but self-explanatory. The tin-foil hat - Double-down on TBT (UltraShort 20+ Year Treasuries) and TBT calls. China angry --> China dumps enough UST just to make it felt without really hurting themselves, or even just further reduces pace of purchases. Of course, by no means is this an exhaustive list...
22 Mar 2010
I Google myself every once in awhile to see what comes up. Usually its Linked-in, Facebook, etc,. The other day I Googled myself and the last thing that I want to appear on fucking Google shows up: The police blotter for the small town newspaper where I was arrested during sophomore year. I go to school in a small town (9,000-10,000 people). For those of you who have never read a small town paper, they publish every civilian cop interaction for the week. EVERYTHING. Get a fucking parking ticket at the Wal-Mart in town, they will post it. Here's what my post reads: My Name, 20, The town, booked in the early morning hours on Sunday. Public intox, minor in consumption.
09 Sep 2010
According to Google Treasurer Callinicos, the firm has started a trading team and is currently hiring for entry level and experienced trading positions. Callinicos is very well respected in the finance and technology industries, after serving as Treasurer of Microsoft at a time where the company was generating 7% cash returns. In 2004, the company was able to pay out a one-time $32 billion dividend. Specifically, Google is looking for bond traders and portfolio analysts. The firm currently has the 3rd largest cash reserves of any company, after Microsoft and Cisco. The trading team will also be used to buy back shares after Google purchased AdMob in a $750 million stock transaction recently. The transaction was cleared on May 21st. Surprisingly, Google has been public about not returning cash to shareholders, and instead internally generating value.
30 May 2010
Hi all! First thread on WSO! Goal after University: Start my own Business someday, and therefore am trying spend the next few years learning as much as I can. Background: I'm in my final year and had recently interned at Google over the summer in their Business side. They have offered me a graduate role in something that I'm not too keen on - this is due to the size of the office in my country is quite small. However, I've also got a graduate offer at a Tier 2 (S&/OW/ATK etc) as I only made first round at MBB. I'd be keen to join Google's Strategy team to help build those key business skills
29 Apr 2018
I'm sure most of you monkeys saw it a couple weeks back, but this is fucking hilarious (and sad). My personal favorites: • Wisconsin - Wisconsin (really cheese heads? Just sound it out!) • Diarrhea - New Hampshire (there must be something in the NH water) • Banana - New Mexico (somebody never listened to Gwen Stefani) Jesus Christ we need to do better. What are your favorites? And while we are at it, is America screwed?
15 Jun 2017
Hi folks, WSO has been a great source of advice throughout my job search - and I finally have options that I could really use your help to decide between! I'm a senior at a top 3 university, currently trying to figure out what to do for full time. I really wanted to work for MBB but didn't get an offer after interviews. I currently have offers for IBM consulting (interned last summer), Google sales, and Deloitte consulting S&O. I'm also interviewing for the Capital One business analyst program and a position with Royal Caribbean on the revenue management side. A consideration of mine would be to potentially work at MBB in the future, or work in retail/consumer goods, although I'm not sure yet what I want to do.
01 Nov 2014
Hi Everyone, I got an offer from Citadel FTAP and Google (for Software Developer position) Citadel's base salary is much higher than google and the live expense in Chicago is much less than Bay Area so Citadel really attracts me. But Citadel seems to have very competitive environment and I'm a little bit worried. My thoughts: 1. Work-life balance will be much better in Google. 2. Software developers are cost-center in hedge funds. After 5 to 10 years, is it possible that my salary is upper bounded if I work in Citadel. 3. I'm not sure how much bonus I can get in the hedge fund. Is it possible
08 Nov 2016
I just saw this commercial, which was cringe inducing. It's embarrassing that there are people out there who actually like this commercial. Not trying to be a cold-hearted bastard, but what exactly is the guy trying to accomplish with this? Bro, the relationship did not work out. Nothing in life lasts forever. Get over it, cherish the memories, and move on. You really think putting up past photos will make the girl say, "oh yeah, what a nifty use of google chrome. i think i'm gonna have coffee with him and magically get back together."
24 May 2012
http://thenewsoftoday.com/in-croatia-girl-throws-… [quote] In what has to be one of the most disturbing videos to hit the internet in some time, a video was posted on LiveLeak last evening. In the video, a girl who looks like she's in her early 20′s, is seen throwing 6 puppies into a river. She picks each one up and throws them seemingly as hard as she can into the water.
31 Aug 2010
Friend of mine just got an offer from Google (NYC office) in its FP&A division. He's been doing this type of work for about 2 years now in Financial services companies (Middle Office). I know that this position in any BB or even MM firm would be considered back-office and it's very hard to get into FO, but hey, this is Google. What do you all think about it? Exit ops to top B-School? Would he be able to jump into IB or Trading after B-School with this experience? FWIW, I have Wharton's 2009 resume book and one of their students came from Google's Finance division (although she was in IB prior to that, which my friend didn't do).
24 May 2010
First time poster checking in. I'm starting at a mid-tier global consulting firm next year in Sydney, Australia. Unlike what seems like the bulk of people going into consulting, my end-goal isn't PE/hedge funds etc. etc. Instead, I want to work in consulting for a few years and then move into the technology field, namely, Google. I don't have an engineering or marketing background but based on my research, I would really enjoy product marketing management and just general sales roles. Unfortunately, the Sydney office wasn't recruiting grads into anything other than engineering. Their Associate Product Marketing Manager program would've been amazing. Position descriptions for sales roles often mention consulting in the required experience section which is promising.
04 Jun 2012
I have an offer from Google for their financial analyst program and an offer from a BB S&T group (BOA, Citi, JPM, Wachovia, etc). The all-in pay is surprisingly very similar. I would be at Google's HQ, but only at a non-NYC location for the BB S&T group. Any thoughts? Which would help me get into a top 5 MBA program? I would really like some feedback from top 5 MBA alums and people who have been in either industry for some time already (if possible). Thanks.
24 Feb 2010
Hi, Which is a better summer position for a sophomore pursuing IBD in the long haul? 1. GOOG BOLD Commerce Team internship 2. MM PE (unpaid) internship I've been following this thread: //www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/offer-decision-GS-… and just wanted to know your guys' inputs on these specific positions. My plan with the PE internship would be to take advantage of being in the city and network in-person like crazy to alumni bankers from my school. I would get more connections through my bosses as well and set myself up a lot better for IDB coming out of a non-target.
14 Mar 2012
Hey, does anyone know what a product management role at a tech firm like Google is like? The role sounds interesting in theory but is it really as exciting in reality? Also, what is the salary progression for a product manager at a large tech firm like Google, Amazon or Facebook?
04 Sep 2017
My friend (MBA in an Ivy school) recently got summer intern offer in Google and McKinsey. She's happy with either choice and want me to post a thread here asking WSO people which offer will you take and which ones look better on your resume with your Ivy MBA? Quick comparisons of the two summer interns: 1) Google: be in the HQ in Moutain View; pay $12,000 per month (still negotiable since Google really likes my friend and wants her to join the team!!!). 2) McKinsey: in NYC; pay $$10,500 per month (non-negotiable). Her Google offer is in Finance and Business Strategy division/department, I
14 Feb 2013
Hey guys, I know this forum is largely for wall street related posts but I have seen some posts creep around here about internships and jobs at Google from time to town. So from anyone who is working/has worked at the GOOG, can you tell us what your experience was like? What you were doing? And since you are on this forum, why you picked it over the traditional finance track? What does someone need to do to score a a job with one of their strategy teams and what is the work environment actually like (I know we constantly here about how creative it is and the massages and the gourmet meals and
05 Jan 2012
I was wondering what is Google's Associate Financial Analyst Rotational Program like? structure? exits? What is TOTAL COMPENSATION like? (Glassdoor doesn't seem to have a lot of data + tech companies will pay a lot out in stocks, midyear bonus, etc. so base salary is deceptive) Is it mostly a diversity program connected to Google's BOLD initiative or can applicants from all backgrounds join? LINK to current Google's Associate Financial Analysts: linkedin.com/search/results/people/?currentCompany=%5B%221441%22%5D&keywords=%22Associate%20Financial%20Analyst%22&origin=FACETED_SEARCH I've even
10 Jun 2021
Hello everyone I'm really needing some help here in deciding between two enticing job offers.... The offers are between the Google account manager position and a consulting position (BTA from Deloitte Consulting). In addition, Im also waiting to hear back from Microsoft for the product manager role.
14 Nov 2010
Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 7/23/12. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. I came across this about a month ago and I've been meaning to share it with you guys ever since. In our Internet-driven modern world, the ability to effectively search the web has become increasingly important. Sure, anyone can type something into Google and click on the first couple links, but what about real search? How do you go about using the awesome power of Google to answer seemingly impossible questions? For example: [quote]Daniel Russell stood in front of a
19 Dec 2015
I find this very bizarre since I don't know that much about computers in general and even less about SEO, but I've accidentally stumbled upon a very simple loophole in google's algorithm that can very easily help sites get to the first 2 pages for a variety of commonly searched keywords. Is this by itself worth anything or would I need to start a SEO company to benefit from this? I also need to be able to sell the idea without it being stolen from me, because I can literally describe how to do it in three sentences, so after I say those three sentences no one really has any reason to pay me
09 Jan 2012
I recently graduated with a PhD (in EE) and I was fortunate to get two wonderful job offers. I am currently torn between taking a position as a Product Manager at Google or an Associate at McKinsey Business Technology. I would eventually like to start my own company. I am not sure in which field, maybe high tech. However, I also know that plans can change, as evident by my PhD :) . I was wondering which job would best prepare me for running my own business and also provide me with the best future opportunities. I would imagine that google would kind of pigeon-hole me into the software business, while McKinsey gives me the most breath but little operational experience. How easy/likely would it be for me to go to Mckinsey first and then to Google?
27 Dec 2010
After 4 years in YT ad sales (probably similar work to tech consulting) at Google I am off to a top 15 MBA (700 GMAT, 3.5+ undergrad GPA). I want to transition to an MBB (backup tier 2) but I'm worried about my barely 700 GMAT and my lack of consulting industry knowledge. Any recommendations for positioning my previous experience to a fit in management consulting?
31 May 2017
Just in that Google is buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion... Definitely a game-changer for the mobile space; It'll be fascinating to see how this plays out. How do people think this might impact HTC, Samsung, and others? I use an iPhone myself, but look forward to seeing what Google has in store.
15 Aug 2011
If you're a frequent YouTube user you've no doubt seen, or at least heard about, the new commenting structure imposed by Google last week. You may even be a part of the small but vocal group of YouTube users who are really pissed off about it. In a nutshell, from now on you'll have to use your real name when leaving a comment on a YouTube video. There are a couple ways around it, but that's basically the deal from here on out. On top of that, YouTube comments are now driven exclusively through Google+. At first blush this appears to be a ham-fisted attempt to force people to use Google+, but
12 Nov 2013
According to my profile I've been a member of WSO for 29 weeks and therefore have known about Management Consulting for 28 weeks... lol. Fortunately I've been productive thus far in my life and my experiences are applicable to my MC hunt. But I'm curious, how some you all found out about MCing? And if you feel like sharing why you want to do it? Follow-up question... How often are forced to explain to people who don't know what it is, what exactly it is? *** ie. Despite my dad running a small business for the last 25 years he didn't know what it was. I was cracking up last summer when I told him that I wanted to MC. He was like "Consult, you? What they hell are you going to consult on? How to pick up girls in the club? Pssh... they don't pay 23 year olds $80K to do that."
12 Mar 2012
Hey monkeys, This is a bit more political than some other posts on here but I thought you would find it interesting. Just recently, a Google engineer was fired for releasing a manifest commenting on the company's diversity and the employee's inability to discuss the various facets of diversity. Transcript of Manifesto I recommend you all read a bit of the manifesto to get a good idea of what was said. Although I won't personally comment on any of the specifics, the main takeaway I had from the manifesto was
08 Aug 2017
As I stated about a year ago in a WSO conversation about Groupon and Living Social, there are virtually no barriers to entry in this marketplace. I just signed up for Google Offers in Washington, D.C. and the delivery system, visual platform and quality and quantity of offers blows away the competition. Google whiffed on Google + but with Google cloud computing, Gmail, Google Offers, Droids, etc. it looks like Google really does have the highest quality personnel in the business. It's an impressive company.
15 Jan 2012
Hey guys, I know this forum is primarily dedicated to careers and paths in finance, however, seeing as how I have managed to find some (but not enough) info on Google roles, I was wondering if anyone could provide some tips on how to prepare for their interviews. I have a phone interview coming up with HR this week and I believe if I am successful in this, I will advance to subsequent rounds which will be a little more focused and Google-esque in nature.
07 Apr 2012
22 Feb 2012
Hello all I am a software developer who has worked at Google for the past two years since I graduated. Now I am faced with a career decision (or not?) of whether to possibly try to move to a position in finance. Fundamentally I have grown bored of my work at Google, as things have become fairly repetitive and monotonous here. I have a friend who works as a prop trader in Chicago, and the kind of work he describes sounds fairly interesting. Now I suppose my question is what kind of positions would I possibly be competitive for? Basically I understand that right now my financial knowledge is limited, so I don't think I could contribute much immediately in that respect. Would I be competitive for positions writing trading algorithms and the like?
22 Feb 2015
There's a really cool blog post I found of a VC guy who analyzed 600+ VC professional bios and sorted their background data. According to the findings, Want to Get Into VC? Go to Stanford, Study Engineering, and be Named David
09 Apr 2018
Jesus, did I ever bet the wrong horse. $50 billion in market cap gone in the blink of an eye. Brutal. Yes, I'm talking about AAPL and the fact that it's down about $50 a share pre-market thanks to whiffing on revenues for the third quarter in a row. Wanna know how smart I am? I sold all my GOOG a week ago Tuesday to avoid a margin call on my AAPL. Bastards. I love how the fanbois over at TechCrunch are able to find the pony buried under all the horseshit, too. Despite slowing sales and evaporating margins, AAPL now has $137 billion in cash - which would be great if they were in the cash
24 Jan 2013
Well, today is the big day for Google shareholders. I just got the new shares dropped into my account. I'm showing a pre-market on GOOG at $565.16 a share. GOOGL looks set to open at $571 at the moment. The most ironic thing I'm seeing so far is that GOOG is reading down 49.79% from yesterday's close. I wonder if it's going to print like that all day? It almost stands to reason that it would, being that it's a new class of shares backed into an existing symbol. I thought it might be fun to see what the consensus on WSO was about today's close. It seems clear so far that each class of shares is
03 Apr 2014
Yahoo, the world's largest internet "portal" made a bit of a splash yesterday when it announced that it was scalping Google's Marissa Mayer to fill its recently-vacated CEO position. Per Bloomberg, the 37 year old Mayer joined Google in 1999 as its 20th employee. She is credited with maintaining the company's spartan home page for a decade and overseeing such products as Gmail, Google News, and image, book and product search. The mission she's accepted as CEO will be twofold... To bring back users who ditched Yahoo for Google and other sites To boost advertising revenue It's on her to fix the
17 Jul 2012
Personally, I like all these companies. (aside from facebook becuase all it does is cause problems in my life while Zuckerberg whipes his hiney with hundreds....Its more a personal issue) but it is kinda evident where these companies are headed Facebook has been strong lately but I think it could end up like myspace if it doesnt change to attract more users/returning users when google+ become available to the general public
01 Jul 2011
Basically, I'm in dire need of capital. I'm willing to entertain dialog at this point especially if you have any financing alternatives. I already have a significant amount of outstanding long-term debt. That being said, I'm looking to decrease my leverage ratio by raising equity. I think I might be the first person in the history of the human race to actually issue personal equity to investors outside of their immediate family. (One could argue that your parents own you until you are 18). I am few years too early for an IPO (I needed an attention grabbing title), but in the interim I can offer equity in my soul to angel investors who are interested in seeking Google-esque returns.
09 Jun 2011
I have two offers to choose from. One is to be a Project Manager / Implementation Consultant at Epic (Madison, WI). I have no idea what this job does. The other is to be a Product Quality Analyst at Google (Mountain View, CA). I don't have a good understanding of this job either, but here is Google's own job posting: http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/students/sga/u… I'm not old enough to be clear on my long term goals, but I do know that I want the job that provides more interesting and higher impact work
06 May 2012
Not 100% relevant to finance but thought there was some good takeaways in here you guys might like. From FastCompany: [quote]Google's Svp Of People Operations Explains How He Sifts Through 2 Million Résumés And How He Defines The "googleyness" Of Potential Hires. Laszlo Bock knew he wasn't walking into a traditional corporate setting in 2006 when he arrived for his job interview for head of people operations at Google. Google recruiter Martha Josephson implored Bock, who had done stints at firms like GE and McKinsey & Co., not to wear a suit to his interview. No one wears suits there, she told
07 Apr 2015
Tech analysts have pontificated on the possibility of a Facebook phone for years and it seems that their wildest wet dreams (or nightmares) may finally be coming true. The New York Times reported that Facebook has been hiring former Apple engineers who worked on the iPhone and iPad to help build a Facebook phone. However, it remains to be seen if a software company can ultimately succeed in the hardware business. After all, Microsoft and Google have made several efforts with mixed successes into hardware and of course Apple comes from the hardware world. And sure, Facebook's social network is
29 May 2012
"Look man, remember when there were no seatbelts? What happened then when you crashed?" "My mother's arm stopped me; I went through the windshield!" "Exactly! And you got 39 stitches all over your head that made you look like a total badass all through third grade! And did that stop you? No! A few years later in 8th grade you took that same station wagon out with nobody's permission, to go pick up the girl of your dreams!" "So what's your point?" "My point is, life is like that car! Sometimes it throws you through the windshield, cracks your skull wide open, even breaks your heart! But you can't let that stop you from getting back in there! Ride, Billy. RIDE!"
18 Jun 2013