See that Dilbert cartoon about Google engineers on the 27th, if not, here it is above.
As you can see, it conveys a stereotype that Google engineers are arrogant. Truthfully, many engineers come off as arrogant, so I doubt it is just a Google engineer stereotype.
That being said, Richard Hay from Google shared it on Google+ and said this stereotype is mostly false when it comes to Google engineers. He wrote:
As a Google Engineer I challenge this stereotype
From what I have seen, the more senior engineers become, the less arrogant they tend to be
There are exceptions
But for the most part they have an increased knowledge of the vastness of the unknown and an appreciation for risks and tradeoffs
As a result they tend not to trend toward overconfidence and arrogant bragging as much as they are cautious in their projections and avoid absolutes
That having been said, the comic is funny
As an outside, what do you think?
Forum discussion at Google+.