Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 00:13 UTC
Google "The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus. Technically I suppose Google has always been an advertising company, but for the better part of the last three years, it didn't feel like one. Google was an ad company only in the sense that a good TV show is an ad company: having great content attracts advertisers." Note we're looking at a Microsoft employee. His points still carry some validity, though.
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RE: Why I left google
by jimmmy on Wed 14th Mar 2012 16:57 UTC in reply to "Why I left google"
jimmmy
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2012-01-02

is because Microsoft gave me a better offer.

See, now this is more insightful. "My new company does this for me" rather than "I'm mortally wounded about my old company." He went off on a rant about how bad Google was for him but didn't mention a damned thing about how his new job was doing things better. Is it doing things better for him and how so?

Hey, nothing wrong with that but why would you feel the need to justify it?

In my experience people go out of their way to justify things because the alternative is admitting they might have made a mistake.

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RE[2]: Why I left google
by Hiev on Wed 14th Mar 2012 17:29 in reply to "RE: Why I left google"
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2005-09-27

In my experience people go out of their way to justify things because the alternative is admitting they might have made a mistake

As always, Google zombies try to justify Google at any cost, even being desillutional, A man who actually worked at Google says Google sucks now, deal with it, don't try to pull out theories from thin air.

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RE[3]: Why I left google
by jimmmy on Wed 14th Mar 2012 18:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Why I left google"
jimmmy Member since:
2012-01-02

As always, Google zombies try to justify Google at any cost, even being desillutional, A man who actually worked at Google says Google sucks now, deal with it, don't try to pull out theories from thin air.


I'm not waving a Google flag here. I'm just saying that the article seems more like bitter QQ than anything else. If in a few years when he quits his current job, I'm sure he'll have lots of QQ then too. Pointing out that it's senseless QQ won't make me a Microsoft fan.

I'm no Google fanboy. Stop trying to pigeonhole me as one. That's something you pulled from thin air, angry man.

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