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Software Engineer II,Development

Microsoft India Pvt Ltd Bangalore +2 locations

Design and develop major components on the application stack Build highly scalable application components Contribute to improving the development and… Glassdoor

23 days ago


Microsoft Redmond, WA +7 locations

The Developer Platform & Insights teamowns the quality of the app developer platform. We own ensuring that Store app (XAML, JS, DirectX) developers… Experteer

26 days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer

Microsoft San Francisco, CA +4 locations

We are looking for a strong Technical Evangelist / Software Developer with public cloud platform experience to join the Technical Evangelism and… Experteer

9 days ago

Principal IT Software Development Engineer

Microsoft Issaquah, WA

The ideal candidate will have a deep passion for engineering excellence, has the… Experteer

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer, Senior - DMX

Microsoft Vancouver, WA +2 locations

As a Senior Software Engineer in the team, this person will need strong technical leadership, strong design and coding skills with cross platform… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer Lead, Senior - ICE

Microsoft Vancouver, WA +2 locations

We are the team that delivered the Bing apps on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (News, Sports, Finance, Weather, Travel andmore) and we are going… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer In Test II

Microsoft Central Coast, British Columbia

Our product provides communication and collaboration services across the enterprise and the consumer. Some of these services are: Presence, instant… Glassdoor

6 days ago

Software Engineer II,Cloud

Microsoft India Pvt Ltd Hyderābād

Skill: networked, distributed systems,system management,coding; Exp: 4-8 years; The Windows Networking team at IDC is developing the next generation… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Software Engineer II-SDP

Microsoft Beijing

include:- Infrastructure and data services that present highly scalable online service data to consumers in an open and flexible way that is easy to… Glassdoor

7 days ago

Software Engineer II-News

Microsoft Beijing +2 locations

As part of the Microsoft Bing team, the Search Technology Center Asia (STCA) is working to deliver innovative Internet search products and services… Glassdoor

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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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