DailyDirt: Airing Out Dirty Corporate Laundry

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Big companies often pride themselves on the corporate cultures they've developed. But over time, maintaining the same culture can become difficult as industries change and when shareholders aren't so happy with a company's performance. When employees leave a big firm, the culture can quickly bleed away. Here are just some examples of employees publicly pointing out some corporate culture shifts. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 15th, 2012 @ 7:28pm

    Google vs Microsoft Corporate Culture

    I donít doubt things are not all wine and roses at Google. But I canít help thinking the guy would have a lot more credibility if he had left to work at some interesting new startup, instead of going to Microsoft.

     

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      Michael Ho (profile), Mar 16th, 2012 @ 1:03am

      Re: Google vs Microsoft Corporate Culture

      Innovation happens at big companies, so I don't question Whittaker's credibility -- he wanted to work on innovative projects with the plentiful resources of a fortune500 firm, and Google+ seemed to be funneling projects into a more narrow direction than Microsoft (according to Whittaker, at least).

      Google is still funding "X projects" like autonomous vehicles and its fiber project in Kansas City, so it's not all G+ at the Googleplex....

       

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        Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Mar 16th, 2012 @ 2:56pm

        Re: Google vs Microsoft Corporate Culture

        Still, Microsoft is not the place to go if you want to criticize any corporate culture for being dysfunctional. Read that piece by an ex-Microsoftie, to see what itís like to be in the midst of competing rival empires, each trying to control the most code because that way they get the most budget. And look at your typical Microsoft software products, and you might get a better understanding of why they have the bizarre design that they do.

         

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