This is a great piece on what goes on at today’s tech companies. It’s very accurate. Not all tech companies, mind you. But this is an accurate, high level view of how most tech companies today are run.
It’s a great read, here’s a clip:
HubSpot was founded in 2006 in Cambridge, Mass., and went public in 2014. It’s one of those slick, fast-growing start-ups that are so much in the news these days, with the beanbag chairs and unlimited vacation — a corporate utopia where there is no need for work-life balance because work is life and life is work. Imagine a frat house mixed with a kindergarten mixed with Scientology, and you have an idea of what it’s like.
It’s worse than this. Most tech companies nowadays have no original thoughts. Their leaders aren’t innovative. The workers are zombies in white socks.
It’s been years since I’ve seen what I consider to be a must have product roll-out of Silicon Valley. Instead, all we get are apps that are at best incremental improvements. They don’t solve burning problems.