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Software Dev. Engineers, Software Engineers, Test Engineers – new

Microsoft Corporation Durham, NC

s and minimum requirements, and to apply, visit the website address listed. EOE. Source - News & Observer Please refer to the Job Description to… CareerBuilder

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Senior Dev Lead

Microsoft Beijing

Job ID 889979 Location China, Beijing Job Category Software Engineering: Development Division IT… Careerbuilder China

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Senior Software Engineer Lead

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

.Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is a rapidly growing business at Microsoft and is considered one of the leaders in… Ivy Exec

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Your work experience includes a minimum of seven years of mechanical product design, with at least five years in the area of consumer electronics…

30+ days ago

Senior Hardware Design Verification Engineer Personal Devices

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for candidates with strong Electrical Engineering fundamentals with design and/or design verification experience. The successful…

30+ days ago

Mechanical Engineer, Senior - Microsoft Devices Group - Hardware

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +2 locations

in the development of concept explorations and technology investigations - Create evaluation models and systems to assess performance investigations…

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Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Microsoft Research seeks a motivated Senior Research Hardware Design Engineer to join a vibrant research and development team on designing and…

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Senior Stress Engineer - Mechanical - Xbox Human Interface Devices Team

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

The successful candidate will have the ability to lead System Design for Stress to ensure system- and sub-system level mechanical and optomechanical…

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Hardware Engineering, Director - Microsoft Devices Group - Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft Corporation Portland, OR

The qualified candidate will have the ability to invent and develop new electrical signal processing technology (analog and digital) and successfully…

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Senior Software Development Engineer

Microsoft Shanghai

- Come lead the way in developing Linux, Unix, and Open Source Software (OSS) capabilities for Windows Server and Windows Azure, Microsofts public… Careerbuilder China

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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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