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16 days ago

Project Lead System Engineer

Microsoft Clayton, MO

Position Purpose: Lead cross functional teams through system processes. Lead cross functional teams through system processes. Provide technical and… Ivy Exec


9 days ago

SR. PRODUCT INTEGRATION ENGINEER

Client Private company Los Angeles, CA

Generate design solutions for the integration of turbomachinery modules and components into systems that meet, but are not limited to, UL, CE, ATEX… Client Private company


15 days ago

AUTOMATION VERIFICATION TEST ENGINEER LEAD

Client Private company Los Angeles, CA

AUTOMATION VERTIFICATION TEST ENGINEER In this role, the Staff PV Engineer will work as part of a dynamic team located in Honolulu, Hawaii… Client Private company


2 days ago

Sr Citrix Engineer – new

CLIENT Washington, DC

Location: Washington DC Background: Sr. Citrix Engineer will handle system design, stability, and engineering of the enterprise mission-critical… PostJobFree


6 days ago

Sr. Applied Research Engineer

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

- Design, prototype, implement and test machine learning and predictive analytics models- Deploy these models at scale in our applications and… Ivy Exec


6 days ago

Applied Research Engineer

Microsoft Bellevue, WA

- Design, prototype, implement and test machine learning and predictive analytics models- Deploy these models at scale in our applications and… Ivy Exec


12 days ago

Principal Engineer Electrical Engineer

Microsoft Redmond, WA

The candidate must have a passion for engineering, be self-driven, and possess excellent critical thinking skills. A fundamental part of our strategy… Ivy Exec


6 days ago

Research Software Development Engineer, Principal

Microsoft Redmond, WA

Develop end-to-end systems that help people with disabilities. Such systems are composed of real-time robotic-like motion control systems, audio and… Ivy Exec


6 days ago

Principal Security Software Engineer

Microsoft Redmond, WA

include: War Games / Attack and Penetration - Parlaying research of actual exploits and attacks against Azure services, platforms and infrastructure… Ivy Exec


2 days ago

Principal Software Engineer – new

Microsoft Redmond, WA +4 locations

We are an elite team working on low level features to make the Xbox One an even more capable and appealing game console. We have a culture of… Ivy Exec


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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)

    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 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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