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Sr Ptnr Practice Recruiter

Microsoft Corporation Washington, DC +6 locations

This role is strategic in allowing Microsoft to increase our capability and capacity in the marketplace. As a Competitive Practice Recruiter, you are…

22 hrs ago

Product Marketing Manager (PMM)- Developer Tools – new

Microsoft Corporation Ra'anana, ,IL

• Product Management for MS suite of Developer tools. This includes Visual Studio and MSDN licensing. • Responsible for the achievement of…

30+ days ago

Sr. Research Manager

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

The Customer and Market Research team is one of the largest Market Research departments in the world and serves the companys core businesses. We are…

30+ days ago

Sr Business Analytics & Insights Manager

Microsoft Corporation Issaquah, WA

Customer Service & Support (CSS) is in the midst of a dramatic transformation, with major goals to double our revenue, reduce our incident rates, and…

30+ days ago

Software Development Eng Mgr

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Here is your chance to join a Software Engineering team to help ship the next great Microsoft Hardware Products like Surface RT, Surface Pro, XBOX…

30+ days ago

Senior Software Development Engineer

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA +2 locations

There is no better time to join the Microsoft Store Developer Experience team than now. The team is embarking in a new journey with many challenges…

30+ days ago

Advanced Analytics Manager - Customer and Market Research (CMR

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

The Customer and Market Research (CMR) team is one of the largest Market Research departments in the world and serves the companys core businesses…

30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer (Front End)

Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA

* Write fast, reusable, testable UI components * Work with product managers and designers to…

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Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

Become a key member of the Visual Studio Cloud Services (VSCS) development team led by Brian Harry and…

30+ days ago

Principal Software Engineering Manager

Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA

We are looking for software engineers who are passionate about solving large business optimization problems at scale and develop a new class of…

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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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