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Software Engineer II – new

Microsoft Beijing +11 locations

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

4 days ago

Software Engineer II- C+E

Microsoft Redmond, WA +2 locations

In the cloud services world customers expect support as part of the offering when running their business on Azure. To address this expectation we are… Microsoft

4 days ago


Microsoft Redmond, WA

We need experienced software engineers who are poised to play a key role in our mission to change the world. Join our team and help us design… Microsoft

6 days ago

Software Engineer II- ASG

Microsoft Mountain View, CA +2 locations

As a software engineer on the team, you will be responsible for designing, building and running core pieces of the PowerPoint. You will work closely… Microsoft

17 days ago

Software Development Engineer II

Microsoft Redmond, WA +2 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

14 days ago

Software Engineer II OSG

Microsoft Redmond, WA

Participate in an agile development environment designed to quickly meet the needs of the Windows business. Have a broad impact on the overall… Microsoft

14 days ago

Software Design Engineer II - C+E

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

We are innovating quickly and working closely with our early partners and customers in a very agile, high energy, start-up environment. If you are… Microsoft

10 days ago

SOFTWARE ENGINEER II - Windows and Devices Group

Microsoft Redmond, WA

Our team is responsible for the sub-systems device drivers and services for the next wave of our Windows-based devices such as Hololens. If you are… Microsoft

28 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 Engineer II- Aorato

Microsoft Herzelia, Israel

BSC or MSC in Computer Science or Software Eng. Solid experience and passion around software engineering 5+ y… Microsoft

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    Thoughts after 10 years....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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 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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