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13 days ago

Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Redmond, WA +6 locations

Innovate new ways (i.e. build a new platform) to enable developers to rapidly build sites that offer up relevant and personalized support content… Microsoft


10 days ago

Software Development Engineer II - T&R

Microsoft Redmond, WA

The Strategic Prototyping team plays a crucial role. We envision what the future looks like and incubates groundbreaking ideas to inform MS… Microsoft


21 days ago

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENG II

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

We are looking for smart, passionate and dedicated Senior Software Developer to focus on some key areas: High Performance web services. Experience or… Microsoft


21 days ago

Senior SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ENG II

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

We are looking for smart, passionate and dedicated Senior Software Developer to focus on some key areas: High Performance web services. Experience or… Microsoft


24 days ago

Platform Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Zürich

For this position we are looking for an experienced back-end engineer who, besides making core contributions to our platform code, shows capacity for… Microsoft


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Bing

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

Were looking to hire web development ninjas. Devs who appreciate semantic markup, know when to use flexboxes vs. floats vs. grids, understand the… Microsoft


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Outlook

Microsoft 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… Microsoft


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II_Commerce

Microsoft Shanghai

Are you looking for a high impact project that involves processing of billions of dollars, hundreds of millions of transactions, and tens of millions… Microsoft


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer II - Startup Business Group

Microsoft Redmond, WA

We are looking highly motivated engineers with sharp technical skills around a variety of technologies starting from Mobile to Rich App to Web Apps… Microsoft


10 days ago

Software Development Engineer - MBS

Microsoft Reston, VA

Do you want to grow your skills in SaaS, Web technologies and Azure based cloud services integration? Do you love to delight your customers and have… Microsoft


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    Thoughts after 10 years....

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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)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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 Management

    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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