Quora: 关于在Google工作最糟糕的地方是什么?<翻译>


Google,几乎每一位技术人员都向往的公司,对所有的技术人员拥有无与伦比的吸引力。今天在Quora上看到一个 不错的问题,翻译过来练习一下。

What's the worst part about working at Google?


对在Google工作的多数人来说,在Google工作最坏的方面,就是他们的能力对他们担当的工作来说太绰绰有余了。 得益于Google这个强大的品牌、优秀的薪水和福利以及非常积极向上的工作文化,Google拥有非常高的招聘标准。 这样造成的结果是,他们拥有一大把聪明的候选人可以挑选,哪怕是在很多很初级的职位也是如此。

在Google里,有着不少排名前十大学的学生们为Google的的广告产品做着技术支持,或是手工的为Youtube删除 不恰当的内容,或是为了一个网站按钮的颜色写着最基础的 A|B test 代码。


  • 想要快速得到晋升很难,因为你的上司和你一样即拥有优秀的的教育也有着强烈的职业道德。当了不起成为标准, 而且分配的工作也没有那么困难的时候,想要让自己脱颖而出真的很难。
  • 工作可能并不能给你智力的回报感(也可以说成:无聊)。想要在让你在自己的工作中获得成就感会很困难, 而成就感实际上对于野心大到能通过Google招聘标准的那类人来说通常是至关重要的。
  • 有些人在Google工作,最终丢失了主动性。他们慢慢习惯于在工作上不竭尽全力,但是每天任然可以过着很棒的 生活。

一些说明:很多Googler(指google工作的人)显然都是这个世界上在他们领域里最聪明的人,他们可以在自己的 工作中充分的施展拳脚。如果你把事业的主动权把握在自己手中,你会找到那个角色就像世界上任何其他的工作一样 能挑战和提升你。



The worst part of working at Google, for many people, is that they're overqualified for their job. Google has a very high hiring bar due to the strength of the brand name, the pay & perks, and the very positive work culture. As a result, they have their pick of bright candidates, even for the most low-level roles.

There are students from top 10 colleges who are providing tech support for Google's ads products, or manually taking down flagged content from YouTube, or writing basic code to A|B test the color of a button on a site.

Some of the downsides of so many overqualified people:

  • It's hard to get promoted quickly, since the person above you as well as at your level both have great educations and strong work ethics. When it's standard to be awesome, and the work isn't particularly tough to begin with, it's hard to differentiate.
  • The work may not be intellectually rewarding (read: boring). It can be tough to feel a sense of accomplishment about what you do, and that sense is actually quite important to the type of people who are ambitious enough to get over the Google hiring bar.
  • Some people end up losing their drive by working at Google. They get accustomed to not trying their hardest, but still having an awesome day-to-day life.

Some caveats: Many Googlers are clearly among the brightest in the world in their field, and they're able to run full stride in their work. If you take your career into your own hands, you can find a role that challenges and stretches you as much as any other job in the world.

source: I worked at Google.