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Working @ Microsoft vs. Working @ Google

By hagrin - Posted on 05 August 2006

The Mini-Microsoft Blog talks about a poster comment who recently left Microsoft and joined the Google team (the value of the Mini-Microsoft blog really is the comments and not the actual posts themselves). The conclusion of the article can really be summed in the following quote:

This is the kind of energy that I think is missing from Microsoft. It was definitely there in the old days.

I don't buy for a minute that the empty offices and empty parking lots are because people are working from home. Instead, I think that the fat cat partners are in meetings while they wait for their stock to vest (== empty offices). And the guys in the trenches have no incentive to work extra hours.

Definitely seems as if the "energy" is gone from Microsoft and now running away to the Google offices.