Google Kirkland vs Microsoft HQ perks?

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Apr 6, 2018 28 Comments

Considering Google and not sure what the perks are at the Kirkland office.

1. Google has free food.

What else? Googlers?

Thanks :)

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  • Google Facebook
    Let's put that simple: Google has everything, MS has nothing. The list of G's pros is just too long to enumerate here.
    Apr 6, 201812
    • Google Facebook
      I didn't try to be a dick. Anyone who worked at MS before can confirm the benefits are nearly not comparable.

      Food, snacks, drinks, fro-yo, caffes, massages and massage chairs, free weight control program, internet & phone bill reimbursement, in-house gym with misc classes, laundry, nap rooms, wellness center, on-site doctor, haircuts, bicycle workshop, clbimg wall, toy car tracks, pinball machines, musical instruments, food for dogs, video games, billiards, rooftop with gorgeous view, football, volleyball & basketball fields, and so on and so forth...
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Facebook public
      Yep that's probably about 20% of them. The largest perk though is probably the 2x comp.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Microsoft noobi
      Microsoft has drinks, $ paid for fitness, pool tables etc, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and cool treehouses with meeting rooms. We also have a wellness center.
      Free food and allowing dogs on campus are the two biggest gaps imo, the rest are mostly covered.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Facebook public
      Not even in the same realm noobi. I do miss the pro club at times though :)
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Microsoft / EngWhuut
      Allowing dogs is a questionable benefit
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Google Facebook
      Btw, a few years ago when I worked at MS, one Amazon buddy invited me to visit one of their skyscrapers in Seattle. Hell, I went out amazed and told to myself: thanks God I don't work for Amazon :) MS seemed to be a paradise. Never even replied to Amazon recruiters since then.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product
      hairypm

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      hairypmmore
      If you work in Redmond/Kirkland agressively pursue and date someone from the other company... Personal experience- best of both worlds
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product@zzzzzzz
      Biggest benefit at MSFT is you can be a total slacker yet top performer. Beat that anyone, I dare you.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Salesforce 💩🐝crm
      Allowing dogs is a total no no for me to be honest
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Microsoft / Engrandomly9
      Ok, let's put the perks aside. How's is working in Google from a professional point of view? Do you feel you are delivering amazing products? Are you learning and growing? Read a bunch of blogs that talked about cancelled projects left and right and doing crappy boring work.
      Apr 7, 2018
  • Facebook Facebook ♨
    Google Kirkland is a retirement home for Microsofties. It’s got everything to help you pass the remainder of your life. The only thing missing is a cemetery for your burial and funeral.
    Apr 6, 20180
  • Microsoft / Eng
    radix

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    radixmore
    Free food will change your life. Doesn’t matter if you make 500k at MS. Free food is free.
    Apr 6, 20181
    • Google Facebook
      This

      Trust me, G spoils so much that after it any company which doesn't provide free food looks like lame mean Scrooge.
      Apr 6, 2018
  • Microsoft Dryer
    Do they have free taxi home after eating all that free food?
    Apr 6, 20181
    • Google poDV10
      Yeah.. those are called shuttles out here.
      Apr 7, 2018
  • Google / Eng
    gdyditd

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    1. Food/snacks/baristas/froyo/etc.
    2. A climbing wall
    3. Lots of board games, a music room, a maker space, a video golf room, a pinball room, an Xbox room, etc.
    4. UHhhhhHhhHhhh. I dunno, other stuff.
    Apr 6, 20183
    • Microsoft chuckit
      Food I get it. But climbing wall, video golf, music room etc must be relevant only for entry level kids or those who are not really promoted to higher levels (aside from a few outliers). When a senior manager is looking to decide between google and Microsoft is this something they care?
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      gdyditd

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      gdyditdmore
      Honestly, besides food, I don't really care about most of the perks. Money dwarfs any of the things like internet reimbursement and a free phone.

      But, uh, the question is about perks. So I answered about perks.
      Apr 6, 2018
    • Microsoft tdif25
      Not everybody knows all Ms buildings. There is a climbing wall, 2 Xbox rooms and nap room in building 16. Also, two 22K espresso machines.
      Apr 26, 2018
  • Microsoft AIsO62
    Microsoft has better health insurance in my opinion.
    Apr 7, 20182
    • Amazon vcxH82
      No. They just added some benefits (fertility) to make it comparable.
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Amazon Isf3&bso
      What health plan insurance does google and Microsoft have? blue cross?
      Apr 22, 2018
  • Microsoft Yuk
    Free food. Onsite massage. Onsite gym. Twice pay.
    Apr 6, 20181
  • New / EngShskakg
    I’ll be joining Google Kirkland as well 🤫
    Apr 6, 20180

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