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Premier Field Engineer FIM

Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA

Microsoft Services help customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft…

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Senior Premier Field Engineer - Forefront Identity Management

Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA

The ideal candidate should have relevant experience with FIM or ILM technologies and have Level 200, 300 knowledge in the areas of Basic Exchange…

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Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA

Microsoft Services help customers realize their full potential through accelerated adoption and productive use of Microsoft technologies. We are a…

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Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA +2 locations

Dedicated Premier Field Engineer with extensive SQL expertise who will… Engineering helps to accelerate customer adoption and productive use…

30+ days ago


Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA +2 locations

We are looking for a PFE with experience in technical design, driving projects, managing and building new relationships with internal and external…

16 days ago

PFE (Sharepoint)

Microsoft Corporation Reston, VA

The purpose of the Premier Field Engineer (PFE) position is to provide… in the future. The SPS Dev PFE engineer is expected to have general…

8 days ago

Senior Combustion Engineer

Client Private company Los Angeles, CA

Design and provide the aero thermal requirements for ultra-low emission combustion products, modules, and components. Manages product development… Client Private company

9 days ago

Senior Software Engineer C++

Client Private company Raleigh, NC

1. Drive the architecture, design, and development of software for multiple data center network protocols within the Test Center… Client Private company

9 days ago

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer

Client Private company Los Angeles, CA

and work with aerodynamic, thermal, and stress analysts Generate engineering Client Private company

30+ days ago

Sr Premier Field Engineer

Microsoft Corporation Washington, DC

include providing on-site technical support solutions for customer service delivery and availability, while ensuring satisfaction with Microsoft…

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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)


    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.


    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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