I know what you're thinking, but Scott you wouldn't WANT to work at Microsoft, would you?
It is true that I wouldn't want to work at Microsoft, but not because I have declared a jihad on Bill Gates and his evil company. I wouldn't want to work at Apple either. I don't like the whole corporate America deal, and do realize that Microsoft and Apple are probably not your average corporate America companies. I am very happy in Higher Education, thank you. Even at a Business School the attitude is very laid back. Work gets done but there is no pressure to make money, in fact we aren't allowed to turn a profit.
The downside is that I could probably make a lot more money if I were working at a large company, but there are the sacrifices you make to be happy.
But I hear you get free Pepsi if you work at Microsoft. Perhaps I have spoken in haste.