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30+ days ago

Senior User Experience Designer - Experience Design (XD)

Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA

Our charter is to focus on the new scarce commodity, human attention. Our goal is to deliver coherent, intelligent experiences that delight… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

User Experience Visual Designer-Incubation, Microsoft Studios

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

- Create real time user interfaces with graphic designs and motion graphics that are both functional and beautiful. - Work hands-on with engineers to… Beyond.com


3 days ago

Senior User Experience Designer - Incubation - Microsoft Studios

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Excited yet? Fantastic! We currently have need of exceptional candidates to help us in achieving our goals. We are looking for an experienced… Beyond.com


9 days ago

Senior UX Interaction Designer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for a Senior Interaction Designer to help reimagine our experiences across a wide range of devices and input methods. Youll be at t… Beyond.com


1 day ago

Interaction Designer, Senior - Microsoft Devices Group - Personal Devices – new

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Our Interaction Designer will have demonstrated ability to effectively partner with product planners, program managers and engineering development… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Hardware Interaction Designer, Senior - Microsoft Devices Group - XBOX Industria

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

This is an Interaction design leadership position within the Xbox industrial design studio. You will be joining a team that drives vision and product… Beyond.com


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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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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