Most innovation: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google, Microsoft?

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May 1, 2018 31 Comments

Which of the big tech is the best if I want to work on new innovation as an engineer?

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  • Google Westfield
    Actually the companies are so big that you really need to be lucky to find a team doing really innovative work (which is different from what recruiters and managers say).
    May 1, 2018 2
    • Amazon Re:Invent
      This is definitely NOT true at AWS, and multiple other places at Amazon. You can say whatever you want about WLB (and some times it may even be true) - but Amazon has unparalleled growth opportunities and places to innovate.
      May 1, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      S Nułella

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      I was at our annual machine learning conference. The number of teams using innovative ML approaches to solve real world problems is incredible! I came away truly inspired.
      May 1, 2018
  • Microsoft Exity
    Lol - if you are innovative you can do it anywhere - if you expect the company to help then you are mediocre blood sucking leetch- who cares only about yourself.
    May 1, 2018 8
    • New / Eng
      Zeus

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      So then why is MIcrosoft at the bottom of the list? Nobody wants to win there?
      May 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng AmI3vil
      That’s because what we, engineers, see as innovative does not directly correlate with winning.
      May 1, 2018
    • Tableau krxi15
      You are contradicting yourself.

      Even if you come up with the most innovative idea there is, if the "company" doesn't see it as something that will help them win, then you don't get funded. Its still them controlling it, nothing to do with engineer quality. Eg. Microsoft.

      When a company sets an example of motivating people to pursue their ideas and easily get funded, innovation happens a lot. Eg: google. And that is what OP is asking.
      May 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng AmI3vil
      “Engineer quality”. You have to come up with the right idea. You keep looking at it from your point of view, instead of theirs.
      May 1, 2018
    • Tableau krxi15
      Ok so you are saying that if a software engineer at genentech or bank of america comes up with a revolutionary container orchestration framework, the company should allow it else the engineer quality is low?

      Please tell us what have you innovated at Microsoft and if nothing then would you say you are low quality?
      May 1, 2018
  • Microsoft userg7
    Salesforce?
    May 1, 2018 5
    • Amazon ASeX37
      Truly cutting-edge CRM tech 😂
      May 1, 2018
    • Google / Eng GeoffDean
      @userg7 Those articles are more about companies screaming “Look at us! We’re innovative!” louder than the others. Salesforce is a good company, but they’re first and foremost a sales and marketing company, hence why they care so deeply about topping these lists. Do you really think they’re creating better technology than the others in the poll? Not even close. What’s one open source piece of software you’ve seen come out of Salesforce?
      May 1, 2018
    • Google / Eng
      buttplug

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      Salesforce has been on a big recruiting/marketing push lately so they're paying to get into those kinds of articles. They also got ranked the #1 best place to work by some publisher but no one actually believes that.
      May 1, 2018
    • Microsoft fyordian
      Apache Phoenix came our of SalesForce.. they contribute to kubernates and ceph as well I hear..
      May 8, 2018
  • Apple John!
    Google? What new stuff other than google cloud AI have they done in last 5 years
    May 1, 2018 2
    • Facebook Kfkurjr
      Autonomous driving to start with
      May 1, 2018
    • Apple John!
      They have been doing that for well more than 5 years with nothing to show for it
      May 1, 2018
  • Facebook Kfkurjr
    Facebook is cutting edge plumbing. I don’t consider FB innovative at all, though I work here.

    I consider Google, Amazon, Microsoft in that order more innovative that us.
    May 1, 2018 4
    • Microsoft / Eng AmI3vil
      Cutting edge plumbing? What do you think WE do all day?
      May 1, 2018
    • Facebook Kfkurjr
      Microsoft has done some incredible innovations but it’s very bad at execution. Hololens, Kinect, Xbox, SurfaceBook (Hybrid laptops) etc. are some examples.
      May 1, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng AmI3vil
      All of that is worlds away from what my org works on. And we make all the money here.
      May 1, 2018
    • Facebook Kfkurjr
      Question is about entire company not individual org.
      May 1, 2018
  • Uber broforce
    You could have also asked 'which company are you working for?' and get same results.
    May 1, 2018 1
    • Amazon RCMMT
      Microsoft employees outnumber the next biggest employer on here (amazon) about 3 to 1 and yet the statistics show a 20 to 1 ratio in the opposite direction when accounting for number of employees on blind.
      May 1, 2018
  • Lol how does a social network with a shit VR side project have 7 deluded employees?
    Top 3 is accurate
    May 1, 2018 0
  • Amazon Themanisme
    The crazy teams and stress definitely exist in many parts of Amazon, but Amazon has the scale and ambition to try most anything and pump money into something once it catches.
    May 1, 2018 0

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