Google Engineers Take Offense To Dilbert On Arrogance

Dec 30, 2013 - 7:56 am 20 by
Filed Under Misc Google

click for full size

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+.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Ads In Google AI Overviews, Sundar Pichai Interview, Heartfelt Helpful Content & More Ad News

May 24, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: The Site Reputation Abuse Policy Enforcement Not Yet Algorithmic

May 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Can Now Index Electronic Publication (EPUB)

May 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Directory Of Embarrassing Google AI Overviews

May 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Web Analytics

Google Analytics Real-Time Reports Adds Users In Last 5 Minutes

May 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

New Google Search Profiles With Reviews & Notes

May 24, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google: It's Hard To Recognize Your Large Photos Because Of Your JavaScript Links