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Software Development Engineer Lead, Senior

Microsoft Corporation Bellevue, WA

In this role you will be leading a team of FTE and vendor developers building operational intelligence and productivity tooling in the Commerce…

30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineering Lead

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Our team is looking for a strong engineering lead to help us deliver the next generation delivery, recovery and update solutions for Windows. As part…

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer, Senior

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

As a member of a small team, and as a Technical Lead, you will have the opportunity to architect, design and deliver the cloud services that drive…

2 days ago


Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for a strong Senior Software Engineering Lead to join the Skype Windows Phone application quality team. You will lead a quality team…

30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

5 + years industry design and programming experience in C and C++. Familiar with speech modeling, speech encoding/decoding, audio enhancement…

30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer - Excel

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Excel is the world's best and most popular spreadsheet, but we need your help to continue to reinvent the original killer application. Our team…

30+ days ago

Software Engineer, Senior

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +2 locations

The HTML Experiences team, as part of the Visual Studio organization, delivers modern tooling for mobile apps built using HTML and JavaScript. Our…

25 days ago

Senior Software Engineering Manager

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

for this position involve creating test strategy for new storage features, architecting test framework/automation, managing test deliverables for…

30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineer- Incubation

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

To deliver on our vision, we are looking to bring a senior software engineer to lead a multi-discipline team in the creation of transformative…

30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineer - Outlook

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

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

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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)


    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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