Congrats Microsoft!

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Oct 25, 2018 159 Comments

Microsoft just elbowed Amazon and Google in the face in the quest for a trillion market cap

Kudos to Apple for being able to stay there in this correction. Valuation looks good. Don't see any slippage in the near future.

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TOP 159 Comments
  • Amazon Need4Speed
    Who cares when you are paid below the market?
    Oct 25, 2018 72
    • Microsoft / Product
      pmAO86

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      pmAO86more
      Came from amazon. The tc I had there was largely driven by stock growth. I made a lateral move level wise but with greater management responsibility. My tc is slightly higher but only slightly. I think there are general pay equivalencies across both companies depending on level.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng pufferduck
      Got both msft and amzn offers, amzn's was much higher, guess where I chose 🤷‍♂️
      Oct 27, 2018
    • SpaceX uevh5
      I had Amazon and Microsoft offers 2 years ago an Amazon's was lower.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • VMware orenchiram
      you have to count TC/hours you have to work when comparing with MS though
      Oct 28, 2018
    • Amazon / Other WarrenPeas
      My hours at AMZN are not ball buster. A 45 hour week can happen, but unlikely. If the advice is to take assumed hours in then you might as well take assumed RSU growth.

      Otherwise just compare the TC and GTFO.
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Amazon Huhsghs
    Lol MS vs Amazon fights. Congrats suckers, you’ve been gamed by the corporate system.
    Oct 26, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng Wntrmte
      Finally someone who gets it.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng sde3
      Yep, there are lots of insecure/salty folks bragging about their company brand name and/or shitting on others. Unless you are VP level and above, you are just another minion in the corporate world.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • AdRoll / Eng ipopwc
      Here this one speaks the truth.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Google GGL
      My ego is measured by my company’s worth tho, not mine!!
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Amazon Jm22
    Satya rocks! Success story of H1B - troll me Trumpies!!!
    Oct 26, 2018 7
    • Valorem Trynasmash
      Trump supporter here and general right winger. I believe h1b is great for America. We take other country’s great engineers and put them to work here and they’re paying taxes. Keeping jobs in America and getting American citizens that also contribute to the economy is nothing to talk down on. It’s the illegal immigration, verging on illegal protests from other countries (try that in Mexico and tell me how it goes) that I’m against—personally anyways.

      The only valid counter h1b argument doesn’t apply to FANGS it only applies to bottom feeder companies that use it because they don’t want to pay engineers in America well. That’s a separate issue altogether though.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Caesars foreverinc
      Would you pay 50 percent more because a product was manufactured in America? If the job could be done by someone in India for half the price, why should a corporate executive pay twice the price to an American engineer? You're protecting a small group of engineers that benefit from protectionism and affecting a large majority of American consumers that could get the product or service cheaper with that idea. In addition, people shouldn't get complacent with what they are. They should always try to better themselves. If their job could be done from someone in a third world shitty country for half the price, better yourself and be irreplacable. Free market baby. And illegals coming into US is full of shit by the shit head. Here's the fact for you https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/media-resources/stats. Check the southwest border apprehension between 1960 - 2017. Change your mind or whine to death.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product TacoBoss
      Sundar was also H1. Desis performing well 👍
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Cisco / Design
      nasdaq

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      nasdaqmore
      But not a jugaadu desi
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Apple laylow
      Hmm was he illegal immigrant? If not trumpies dont care
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Microsoft Puller
    Dude.... we ain't there yet.
    Oct 25, 2018 5
    • Google topCon
      OP
      I never said you were there yet ;)
      Oct 25, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product MrHyde🎃🎃
      Exactly, on the way though
      Oct 25, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng A0K!
      MSFT market cap now exceeds that of AMZN. Pretty sure that was the point.
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Microsoft Imfearless
      Why? What are you doing to get where we wanted to be?
      Oct 27, 2018
    • Microsoft wLp810n
      What app is that?
      Nov 1, 2018
  • Amazon / Finance
    BTDY30

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    BTDY30more
    Keep it up Microsoft. World needs more companies like you with Work-Life-Balance . Amazon execs don’t care when people die at wot
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng sde3
    Shit, my TC is only 650k now :(
    Oct 26, 2018 8
    • Amazon / Eng sde3
      Free bananas. A very good source of potassium 👍
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Phunware / Eng
      Hanz

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      Hanzmore
      Only 650k he says
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft baaaaallls
      Peanuts
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Amazon
      rdgu462

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      rdgu462more
      While I’m sure that was a joke, spending a lot less than what you earn is a good idea :-) Then TC numbers can be impactful. Otherwise if you earn a lot and spend accordingly, you are not really going anywhere.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Intel / Eng
      SciTex

      Intel Eng

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      SciTexmore
      I am jelly
      Nov 1, 2018
  • US Bank / Finance
    LkYl04

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    There are three ways to make a living in this business. Be first, be smarter, or cheat.
    LkYl04more
    Lol I wish I could miss profit and be considered a success
    Oct 25, 2018 4
    • Microsoft vplc07
      Easy to not miss profit. Just set low expectations when giving guidance to wall st analysts.
      Oct 25, 2018
    • Lockheed Martin / Finance VsmA80
      Eh, then the street will call bs on your forecasted #’s
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM_CE!

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      From the field perspective these are not low expectations, starting the first week in July it was a fire drill the entire quarter... no time off week ends... just sell close and then next, no time to say "good job" just leadership asking what are you bringing in next?
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft vplc07
      Sales buddy - not saying we set easy targets. Just saying in general expectation can be managed. Have been having fire drills on my side as well in q2
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product MrHyde🎃🎃
    🏆
    Oct 25, 2018 0
  • Google fun_come
    Having worked at MS and Amzn I would have no issue going back to Msft but would rather go jobless than work at hellhole that is AWS (yeah it wasn't just my team)
    Oct 26, 2018 4
    • Google reference
      Same
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng dezzi
      Could you elaborate? What was bad about AWS?
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng lexmas
      Same here. Worked at msft and Amazon Fresh.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Amazon
      rdgu462

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      I’m at Amazon /AWS and did work for MSFT in the past. They are different. I like Amazon better, but my work life was a lot more on work than life at Amazon.
      Still current team is great. You need in any company a good manager, and a team with low ops load. (Very low number of pages). Even within a given product/ service, some teams are hell and some great.
      Some teams are 99% hell. Usually with very short oncall rotation. Engineers with < 1 year tenure in the team due to turn around... you need to pick well.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • OP, I didn't get the basis of your post on msft "elbowing" amzn and ggl, and the trillion dollar thing. Could you elaborate please?
    Oct 25, 2018 6
    • Google topCon
      OP
      Oh my. Really?
      Oct 25, 2018
    • How come this shows msft will get to 1 trillion sooner? Amazon was there already
      Oct 25, 2018
    • Google topCon
      OP
      Do you know where they are now and headed?
      Oct 25, 2018
    • eBay / Eng
      mDBW53

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      mDBW53more
      Amazon was there. But they clearly don’t deserve to be there unlike Apple which has proven themselves.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Apple Cim Took
      What other things do AMZN need to prove? They are killing it everywhere. AMZN’s fall is temporary.
      Oct 27, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng lexmas
    Well done country club! Take a bow.

    Amazonians shitting on softies are hilarious. I worked at Microsoft and Amazon before joining FB.

    I can see going back to MSFT, but I would rather be jobless and homeless than going back to the hellhole called Amazon. It has the most fucked up toxic culture (I worked at Amazon Fresh)
    Oct 26, 2018 3
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      Amazon is boot camp for new grads of all kinds. Take shit for a few years to see what you are made of but no more.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Amazon
      rdgu462

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      rdgu462more
      I think Fresh is pretty nasty as an org. Doesn’t mean other teams are the same. :-). Also if I have the choice between a highly paid job I don’t like and homeless, I take the job. Just saying about exaggerations ;-)
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Oracle bagygty
      Well said ufJz68. Aws was the same.
      Aug 1
  • Uber / Eng Joerg
    Satya is a visionary and a fighter. He has triumphed in the face of naysayers and his personal tragedies. Well done Microsoft!
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product TacoBoss
    Our TC is still below G, FB. That said if you're a top performer its definitely not bad.
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      Despite what others say, Microsoft is still a very respected name worldwide especially recently.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Microsoft Hyad70
    The Amazon culture sux and will ultimately make them a second rate player with AWS - cocky brainwashed folks.
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Google basta12
    Used to work at MSFT and have to say it was a great place to work, especially when Satya took the helm. I could see myself going back one day. They've gone through a lot of the growing pains G is going through now
    Oct 26, 2018 0
  • Valorem Trynasmash
    Calm down it’s more like “nudged” their way in there. They should have been there sooner and aiming at 2T by now. A lot of missed opportunities and no follow through.
    Oct 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon Daruwala
    Form is temporary, class is permanent
    Oct 26, 2018 4
    • Microsoft namo19
      Lol
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng lexmas
      Very ironic!
      Oct 26, 2018
    • New / IT
      son_

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      son_more
      So amazon folks will keep broadening their assholes for life ?
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Amazon Daruwala
      You fuckers - that was meant for ms (being the more steady) 😄
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Microsoft ☝️yo
    Not sure about AAPL holding up until their earnings report on 11/1
    Oct 26, 2018 2
    • Google topCon
      OP
      Their PE is good. But who knows in this market.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Revenue beats estimate but gives weak guidance so stock drops
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Congrats! Keep making shit insecure products to keep the security industry going.
    Oct 26, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng Yeehawouch
      Lololo. Saltyyyy.
      Oct 26, 2018
  • Shopify / Eng 38d
    More context for the uninformed? What did Microsoft achieve?
    Oct 26, 2018 7
    • Shopify / Eng 38d
      Fair tho the correction was rough
      Oct 26, 2018
    • New / Eng ufJz68
      @Shopify, Canada is looking better by the day. The boy president just needs to give Amazon the Royal treatment after Blackberry's untimely death and everyone else will follow.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Shopify / Eng 38d
      I’ll talk to my boy real quick 😂
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Shopify / Eng 38d
      Amazon or not the current political landscape and anti migrant policies are firing up the Canadian tech scene. Lots of satellite offices of American companies are now being set up here.
      Oct 26, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng A0K!
      MSFT market cap now exceeds that of AMZN. That is all.
      Oct 27, 2018