Thinking of jumping ship and looking for a better opportunity, does anyone know what it is like working for Apple or Microsoft?

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Lots of my coworkers came from Amazon and think it is a much better work/life balance. Unfortunately you will probably have a hard time finding a position at Microsoft right now given the global economic uncertainty. You will probably have more luck in six months.


I moved one and half year ago after four years in Amazon (SDM L6 to Microsoft (Principle EM L65). No doubts that Work/Life balance is much better in MSFT. as well as culture in general. I think that Engineering culture like practices, policies, environments, skills etc., in Amazon is higher. Also I see my promotion soon, wasn't case with Amazon. And huge difference, at least in my orgs, are my direct and skip managers. I think a lot of L7-L8 in Amazon are not professional enough but knows how to speak about leadership principles (dont get me wrong, principles are great and i like it) and generate what I call a white noice.


both of them amazing but i wokuld like to work aws and Microsoft power bi for suport driving ito the data

i hav some luck but always loving Microsoft :) in Os probly i can start know Microsof+GitHub MLearing i diendt know obout more thet job .... :)

Apple is nice for the whole week off at Thanksgiving and employee discounts for stuff u actually will use.

I have never been reached out to by Apple so dunno how they do their recruiting. Prolly looking for fruity experience like Swift or something.

MS is country club, go there for 20hr weeks in exchange for putting up w/ cup of water if in office bathroom.

I vote against Microsoft. I have a side business as a career coach and a lot of my clients some from MSFT. It seems like it really sucks your soul out, super corporate, backstabbing. Just a very toxic culture.

yup that pic of org structure got them pointing guns at each other

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