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Software Dev. Engineers, Software Engineers, Test Engineers

Microsoft Corporation Durham, NC

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Software Development Engineer in Test II

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

? Are you passionate about building cool devices and technologies? The Surface Team focuses on lighting up Microsoft experiences with touch first… Beyond.com


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Senior Software Engineer - Penetration Testing

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

of this role include: Red Team Penetration Testing: Lead efforts to simulate real attackers through in-depth attacks against OSG services. Identify… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer in Test - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are at the beginning of building the next generation of a disruptive solution. We are looking for a strong and highly motivated software engineer… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer in Test II - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

include, developing feature test plans and a comprehensive list of test cases for the media platform. • You will participate and influence the design… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer in Test 2- Identity team

Microsoft Corporation Prague

The team follows SCRUM principles with bi-weekly releases and uses a wide range of technologies - the product includes multiple databases and… Beyond.com


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop.

    2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice.

    3. Even with it's struggles MSFT is still a cash printing machine. This means if you can keep your nose clean and do reasonable work, you can have a stable job, pay your bills, feed your family, and not worry (too much) about layoffs. The stock you own likely won't tank, but probably won't go up much either. You'll get a bonus each year and some stock. It's a decent life if you aren't looking to light the world on fire.

    Cons

    Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies.

    Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out" and move up in the company. Don't expect your manager to be much of an advocate or enabler to help you meet your career goals - they are basically trying to survive the stack rank every year too. Not familiar with the stack rank? Check out the 2012 Vanity Fair article called "Microsoft's Lost Decade".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening...
    1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities.
    2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting into 1 or 2 range. The 20% getting anything below a 3 are walking dead. In summary, 70% of the company walk away from the review cycle feeling like crap. This is no good.

    After 10 years, I'm leaving - it's just a matter of time until I find the right opportunity. I need to find a company spends 90% of it's time building technology experiences, as opposed to 90% of its time building PowerPoints. And I expect to refuse the exit interview - because if you really cared what I thought, you wouldn't ask me after I decided to leave.

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