One smart guy's frank take on working in some of the major tech companies - Marginal REVOLUTION


25 bookmarks. First posted by edmadrid march 2018.


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march 2018 by earth2marsh
This is from my email, I have done a bit of minor editing to remove identifiers. It is long, so it goes under the screen break: Background I joined Google…
march 2018 by pcook
One smart guy’s frank take on working in some of the major tech companies
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march 2018 by robward
One smart guy’s frank take on working in some of the major tech companies (sharing, not endorsing)
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march 2018 by bytebot
This is from my email, I have done a bit of minor editing to remove identifiers.  It is long, so it goes under the screen break: Background I joined Google [earlier]…as an Engineering Director. This was, as I understand it, […]
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march 2018 by geetarista
I know bits and pieces about Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. I’ve known some people who’ve worked at Netflix but generally know less about them. Google I know pretty well. I’ve worked at a bunch of startups and some bigger companies. I haven’t worked for a non-tech company (Ford) since I was 19 (when I was an undergrad I worked in the group that did the early engine control computers…a story in itself).

I think the primary contributions the tech companies make to organizational management are: significantly decreasing the power that managers hold treating organization problems as systems problems to be designed, measured, optimized, and debugged [as a manager, I, personally, treat human and emotional problems that way also] high emphasis on employing top talent and very generous rewards distributed through the company*

*only possible in certain configurations of course
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march 2018 by micktwomey
Just very interesting:
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march 2018 by brian_frank
Anonymous take on what's good and bad about the organizational culture of tech companies.

+ Avoid job categories that decrease accountability.
+ Google product managers were rewarded for launching -> problems.
+ Degraded over time: mission vs entitlement. mission vs individual advancement.
+ Apple: new business models are more important than new tech (with examples)
+ Again, criticism of meetings. There's a real problem to be solved here.
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march 2018 by mnielsen
One smart guy’s frank take on working in some of the major tech companies
march 2018 by joeo10
This is from my email, I have done a bit of minor editing to remove identifiers.  It is long, so it goes under the screen break: Background I joined Google [earlier]…as an Engineering Director. via Pocket
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march 2018 by archizoo
This is from my email, I have done a bit of minor editing to remove identifiers. It is long, so it goes under the screen break: Background I joined Google…
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march 2018 by edmadrid