Thoughts on Stadia Team?

Microsoft one00proof
Aug 9 18 Comments

Curious what are people’s opinion of the Stadia team and the product overall? Also in general if you moved from Microsoft to Google, did it meet your expectation?

Currently have an offer from the Stadia team (non-tech) and honestly really struggling with the decision. Love my team, love Seattle, love what I am doing, and Microsoft has been good to me. The Stadia offer though feels like a dream job given I am a hardcore gamer and they are giving me a sizable bump comp wise.

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  • eBay / Product blitzer
    Follow your passion but make sure your new boss is someone you trust and cares about your career growth.
    Aug 9 1
    • Microsoft one00proof
      OP
      Thanks! Yeah I’m very lucky as my potential boss is very highly respected at the company and basically wants me to ride his coattails haha...
      Aug 9
  • Google gcbA37
    If you love what you do, no don't do it. There is no guarantee you will be happy at the stadia though I know it is a great team.
    Aug 9 1
    • Microsoft one00proof
      OP
      Haha yeah that’s the tough part. It literally is the one job I would leave my current one and team for. Really appreciate knowing it’s a great team though, thanks for chiming in!
      Aug 9
  • Google lGlb76
    Have you tested the product? Do you think it will have market success? If you are mainly interested in Stadia then make sure you are reasonably confident it’ll be successful.
    If you’re fine with other teams at Google then moving is fine, since if the product is a flop you can always change teams.
    Aug 9 1
    • Microsoft one00proof
      OP
      Thanks for this! Honestly have not tested it but I know general feedback is “it works” and the Xbox team is taking them seriously. Success is another story but talking with friends at Google, they are investing heavily and hiring industry vets so it will not be for lack of trying.
      Aug 9
  • Microsoft snoozefest
    It's a tough choice.... I would say that if you make the switch and aren't happy, you have an amazing group of contacts here that you could come back to (your old team). Even if the team isn't together anymore each individual is one you can trust for input on their current teams and possible connections for a way back. Also to be honest, ask yourself if you say no would you forever regret it and play the what if game?
    Aug 9 0
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    Technology works, team is great. Still hasn't launched. Huge potential for promotion. OTOH product could fail but that seems very unlikely.

    Go for it
    Aug 9 0
  • Northrop Grumman HowCouldYu
    What position
    Aug 9 0
  • Microsoft 🔥out
    DOA
    Aug 9 0
  • Microsoft MereDork
    I dont see how stadia will be a success. Last I heard it's like playing with game mode off. Unless they get around that.. that's pretty huge problem for most games
    Aug 9 2
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Lol. This is BS. It works great. It's not running locally
      Aug 9
    • Microsoft MereDork
      That's literally what google said.
      Aug 9
  • Microsoft / Consultant Craven
    Offer TC?
    Aug 9 0
  • Amazon dkrifir
    offer details?
    Aug 9 0
  • Visa / Eng Jdmfe
    I think as a product itself, Stadia is cool
    Aug 9 0
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    Lπ SWEmore
    I'm planning on joining eventually, you'd be getting in on the ground floor
    Aug 9 0
  • Amazon xzxzzxzz
    I live in Montreal and would love to join stadia tech team
    Aug 9 0