Microsoft to Google - what do I need to know?

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
      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
    • Google / Eng

      Google Eng

      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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    • 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


    Electronic Arts, Google, Nokia, Citrix Systems, Cisco
    Sep 22, 2018 2
    • Microsoft suuuu
      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 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft compiler
      Like what?
      Sep 23, 2018
  • / Eng
    6666666 Eng

    A coder dreams of working in FLG everyday
    HM can wait for you over months?
    Sep 22, 2018 1
    • Microsoft suuuu
      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


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