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Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +4 locations

We are looking for a strong SDE II with a passion to build and extend services for networking and data processing with an emphasis on location and…

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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…

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Software Development Engineer II-BING

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA

To be a Software Development Engineer 2 on this team, you must be able to design, develop, and implement code for compelling Business Intelligence UI…

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Software Development Engineer II - Word

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Our team owns the core Word product as well as the Windows and Online endpoints for Word. We also own the PDF functionality across Office and…

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Exchange

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

MS Exchange is a $2 billion business that continues to expand its horizons, going from a great product deployed in medium to large companies, to…

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Software Development Engineer II - Office

Microsoft Corporation Cambridge, MA +2 locations

will include the following: -Working closely with other disciplines and Planning and Design to design, implement, unit test and deliver new features…

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Software Development Engineer II - OneNote

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

You love that OneNote is available for free on all platforms (Windows Phone, Windows Store App, Windows Desktop, iOS, Mac, Android, and the web). You…

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Software Development Engineer II - SharePoint

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

• A degree in computer science or related fields or equivalent experience. If this sounds like you, reach out to us…

29 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - DX

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +2 locations

This new product is going to meet the demanding needs of an industry vertical characterized by a huge database (250M+) and users geographically…

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Software Development Engineer II - OneDrive

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

OneDrive is used by hundreds of millions of people, from across the globe, and is emerging as a developer platform, both inside and outside…

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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 for 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.