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Anyone here working in Google or Apple? What’s the work life balance like? Can I expect to work from 9-5pm and no weekend work? Btw I work 7-8 hours a day but only making 140k with 7 YOE.

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Only 140K is really really bad if you have to work a stressful 7-8 hour day. You are extremely underpaid

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I’m a Googler! Depends on team, but generally, WLB is fabulous! I’ve never worked weekends... I turn off my laptop at 5pm almost all days...then start work on the side hustle :)

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You will be working 8 hr days at Google or Apple. Sometimes more if there’s an upcoming deadline. You should not expect to work less for more pay at either company.

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You’re working 7-8 hours a day. What else do you want? You really think people at Amazon work 9-5 jobs and have weekend work??!

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Consulting has high hours because you’re dealing with two company’s (or more) management. A lot of people in consulting have such an elevated sense of self importance, maybe due to the pressure of working for two bosses, but we’re certainly replceable

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Very much depends. Lots of teams work 10-4 with minimal weekend work. Some teams (like mine) are more like 9-7 plus occasional later nights and the once-in-a-blue-moon weekend. We have 100,000 employees, so there's a LOT of variation. Overall though, I think there's a generally healthy work-life balance even on a team like mine.

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My roommate works at google. He works 11-7 fairly consistently with occasional spikes. Definitely more cushy than consulting but you seem to have hit the jackpot already

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Husband works at Apple. WLB has been a challenge for years. Benefit is the people seem to be great so if you set your boundaries, they seem to understand not to expect a response nights and weekends - but the emails, texts on the work phone etc still come and people aren’t shy about calling if they ”think” it’s necessary... which it often is not..

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