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Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +4 locations

Ever wondered about how the most widely used database system on the planet is deployed and managed on a large number of virtual machines on Windows… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer in Test II

Microsoft Corporation Cambridge, MA +2 locations

We are a fast paced team within the Microsoft Cloud + Enterprise organization building an exciting Machine Learning platform that will make it easy… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Outlook

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for a skilled developer with passion for the communications space. On the Desktop Outlook team, we are making broad investments in the… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Bing

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA

Were looking to hire web development ninjas. Devs who appreciate semantic markup, know when to use flexboxes vs. floats vs. grids, understand the… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Office

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Our scenarios are broad which means engineers have the opportunity to impact a significant number of customers in many industries. If youre someone… Beyond.com


6 days ago

Security Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for a star performer who is interested in doing bleeding edge security research and development for Windows Azure and other cloud… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - DX

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +2 locations

Our team leverages Microsoft's strong cloud assets like Microsoft Azure and Office 365 to build an affordable and scalable platform that includes… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Yammer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Were looking for developers to bring to life simple, amazing, and delightful social collaboration experiences, backed by reliable and scalable… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Excel

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We love seeing the creative ways that people use Excel to solve problems we might never anticipate. We love the excitement from our friends, family… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +4 locations

The Messaging Service team in Skype, is leading this effort within Microsoft. You will have the opportunity to work on a team that has been doing… Beyond.com


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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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