[linux-elitists] Why Google Sucks

Ben Woodard ben@valinux.com
Wed May 9 09:32:58 PDT 2001


Google is very "academically eliteist". A substantial number of people
that work there have PHD's in pure mathematics. It may of well been
that you "are getting" you masters degree in CS vs. "have gotten" your
MS in CS. 

-ben

> I just got a call from Google, who we all know uses Linux and Python and
> other cool stuff.
> 
> What I've found out is that the VP of Engineering of Google has looked
> over my resume on more than one occasion and personally decided that I was
> not a good fit for the company.
> 
> Now, mind you, this is despite the fact that I have applied for a position
> that used Linux (which I have several years professional experience in),
> Python (which I have several years professional experience in), and the
> various software processes involved in spidering web sites and performing
> search and retrieval. In fact, I've even done it at another company ON
> Linux, in Python. In Mountain View even.
> 
> So, you might say I sound like a rather good match. So what was the hang
> up?
> 
> Because I'm getting a Master's Degree in Computer Science -- and because
> my undergraduate degree was NOT in CS.
> 
> Now if that isn't something for the annals of fuckedcompany.com, I don't
> know what is.
> 
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