Microsoft to Google - what do I need to know?

Microsoft suuuu
Sep 22, 2018 25 Comments

I'm moving over in a couple months.

How different is it?

Does Google have HSA too? Should I transfer my funds over?

Is the culture different?

What did you wish you knew?

Thanks! xoxo

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TOP 25 Comments
  • Google yagami
    You get paid more
    Sep 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft suuuu
      OP
      Already knew that when I accepted the offer. Thankkkksss
      Sep 22, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng 5'6
    Honestly, google and microsoft are more or less the same now in many respects.
    Sep 22, 2018 4
    • Microsoft facegram
      Yes, especially when comparing azure and gcp orgs
      Sep 22, 2018
    • Microsoft suuuu
      OP
      How so?
      Sep 22, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      relus

      Google Eng

      PRE
      Microsoft
      relusmore
      Unlike the rest of Microsoft, Azure is less bs and more workload.

      Unlike the rest of Google, gcp has more politics and smaller scope per engineer.
      Sep 23, 2018
    • Microsoft WoCE36
      Azure blows gcp far far-away
      Sep 23, 2018
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    • LinkedIn NateDrake
      They use GSuite primarily but you can install office for Word/PPT/Excel if you want
      Sep 22, 2018
    • Microsoft suuuu
      OP
      Can't wait to not use Bing and Office
      Sep 22, 2018
    • LinkedIn NateDrake
      I miss Gmail but I’m so glad we still use google docs
      Sep 22, 2018
    • Google / Mktg Crunkle
      Lol what? Everyone uses gSuite.
      Sep 22, 2018
    • Google / Eng mad👩🏻‍🔬
      Huh? I’m sure there’s an ability to use excel, etc, but we sure as hell use GSuite.
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Amazon
    \°_°/

    Amazon

    PRE
    Electronic Arts, Google, Nokia, Citrix Systems, Cisco
    \°_°/more
    Congratulations
    Sep 22, 2018 2
    • Microsoft suuuu
      OP
      Thanks you
      Sep 22, 2018
    • Microsoft facegram
      Congrats! Level and TC?
      Sep 22, 2018
  • Google bupkis2
    Yes, you can elect for a high deductible plan with HSA. Googles he's is managed by health equity. I think it's pretty good, but you don't have to move your Ms HSA into it if you like you y old one better.
    Sep 22, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng half_life
    Google has become Microsoft... Lots of perks are disappearing.
    Sep 23, 2018 1
    • Microsoft compiler
      Like what?
      Sep 23, 2018
  • Walmart.com / Eng
    6666666

    Walmart.com Eng

    BIO
    A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
    6666666more
    HM can wait for you over months?
    Sep 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft suuuu
      OP
      Couldn't match MS repayments
      Sep 22, 2018
  • Google / Eng mad👩🏻‍🔬
    Haven’t worked at MSFT, but have at a couple other major companies. YMMV, but I love Google, great technical culture, good leadership. Yes, HSA, etc. I had a fear in joining Google that I might be relegated to just small tinkering, but I’ve found management really supportive of new ideas and taking shots, more so than anywhere else where egos and politics tend to reign supreme.
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • Need to know everything you learned in kindergarten- how the hell did you get hired at MS?
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • You need to know not to ask such stupid questions like that.
    Sep 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft suuuu
    OP
    Google Hangouts? What's your daily driver
    Sep 22, 2018 0