And while I've never experienced dress codes or strict managers as I recognize a lot of the things from that podcast. My own "favorite" differences between where I worked in Sweden and where I've worked in the US are. And these are my perspective and not necessarily true for all companies nor US residents:
- In the US people in general are more conscious about their career. I definitely think more about my career than before when I just did whatever I liked.
- In the US people don't socialize as much at work. Lunch is eaten in your office and you always go home after work.
- Your title/position in the company is more important than what you actually know/do both in terms of influence and compensation.
I'd like to hear more stories about how you feel about working in Sweden or the US as a foreigner or vice versa.