By John McBride | Published: June 29, 2007 – 10:59AM CT
If your laptop breaks you bring it to a Tech Stop and they fix it or give you another one (they move your data for you). If one of your test machines is old and crusty you bring it to the Tech Stop and they give you a new one. They track everything by swiping your ID when you “check out” an item. If you need more equipment than your job description allows, your manager just needs to approve the action.
But the most remarkable thing about the post, aside from it being posted at all, is how banal it is. Given the stature of both companies in the public mind and given the fierce competition between the two… readers surely hoped for more juicy details. But if you’re expecting really juicy stuff, you’re going to be disappointed.
So Google is a little disorganized in its offices and has “no facility for career growth.” Wouldn’t any young company growing that fast be similar? So “Google believes that developers are, with few exceptions, interchangeable parts.” Substitute “my company” for “Google” and “workers” for “developers,” and you utter a universal truism in business since at least the industrial revolution. So “if you get good reviews, you get more money.” I would hope so. Come on, anonymous, if you want to “just say no to Google,” that’s fine. But next time, just say yes to more exciting stuff.