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Senior Test Lead - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for a strong Senior SDET Lead to join the Lync Windows Phone application and platform team. You will lead a test team of 5 SDETs. The…

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Senior Test Lead

Microsoft Corporation Vancouver +2 locations

ICE is looking for exceptional SDETs with experience in testing global-scale mobile and desktop applications for next generation media delivery…

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Senior Test Lead- Protection Services

Microsoft Corporation Herzelia, ,IL

We are looking for exceptional skilled and experienced lead to establish our Test and infrastructure. Leads with strong leadership, technical…

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Senior Test Lead- Quality Lead team

Microsoft Corporation Prague

As an SDET Lead of the Quality Office you will ramp up a new team that focuses on driving and coordinating Quality initiatives across an agile…

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Software Development Engineer In Test, Senior

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Are you passionate about enabling the next generation of cloud-connected device developers to be successful at building, launching, and operating…

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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test - Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA +2 locations

Skype are developing build the Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications used by millions of mobile users around the world. Mobile is a strategic…

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Senior Development Lead

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +2 locations

- Converge the Unit Test authoring, execution and investigation experiences with the existing Visual Studio experiences to take them to the next…

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Principal Test Manager-Skype

Microsoft Corporation Palo Alto, CA

We are looking for a strong Principal Test Manager to lead our User Experience test team in Skype Palo Alto office. The Skype Palo Alto team is…

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Optical Test Engineer, Senior - Microsoft Devices Group - Hardware -

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

This position requires a high level of experience in Developing and Managing testing platforms for next generation optical systems including bu…

30+ days ago

Program Manager, Senior

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

This will be a high visibility position requiring someone who can dynamically switch gears from engineering topics to business and management topics…

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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.