Lol... you are not the only PhD in DL... I am one too... which of my opinions can you refute factually? Do you not agree that Kaiming and Pushmeet were quality researchers (just remembered Piotr Dollar too)? I never said MSR is behind... I said “may be marginally behind”. Why take everything so personally? Just saying my arguments are unresearched won’t cut it... tell me which ones.
Obviously if one or two star researchers leave, the value of MSR won’t go down... and I never said that. Read before you comment.
It looks like other people agree with me too: https://www.teamblind.com/article/msr-vs-google-brain-JEa4QgGr ... or maybe no one there knows ML/DL too 😉... cool down... the only takeaway from my comment is MSR is losing some talent to Google Brain and FAIR. Tomorrow suppose Airbnb/Uber start offering insane freedom/money/interesting problems, you will see some people moving there too... brain drain is natural... does not mean any one company is bad
Your argument is still bad and juvenile. Like an outsider who got all their facts from gossips. I have actually lived it and worked in top tech companies/ interviewed with them for ML/DL positions as well as have a PHD in the field....soooo by Felicia
Sorry, I can’t argue further as you just keep saying I have a PhD and I have worked there without bringing any facts on the table... btw I have worked at MSR, IBM Watson and my labmates worked at Google, so it’s not completely based on Gossips
Doesn’t it vary a lot depending on the team or org you worked in?
I worked in Azure and it had a horrible culture of bosses deciding your deadlines for you, endless pressure, no thankfulness etc. I find Apple much more relaxed and open to ideas without having to wade through bureaucratic bs. ymmv.
Was in Bing, WLB hard to say, MSFT has no work, Life definitely MSFT >>>>> AAPL, in the days that guaranteed everyone got their own office, colleague even WFH 2 days/week and 2 days with kids in his office, working 1 day. But TC AAPL >>>> MSFT. I do hear partners make a lot, but I’m below that level.
Eh, my TC is pretty good, Apple does pay a lot though but for the 10 or 20k more I would have made at apple it wasn’t worth it to me tbh. I’m still in contact with quite a few teams at Apple, so I could go back if I wanted to. Right now I don’t desire to.