4 year MSFT v- getting MS degree in CS, advice?

Microsoft FFFFF
Jul 13, 2017 6 Comments

Title says it.
The v- position has been support related, not coding. Should I apply as a graduate or professional? How much base should I be expecting? What is the best route when I am close to graduating, getting competing offers from various companies? How difficult are the technical questions for this level of experience? Easy/medium/hard on leetcode? Sorry for many questions. I've been lurking for awhile and have been wondering. At first I was loyal to the idea of staying with MSFT and converting from
v- to fte but I'm fond of the Bay Area as well, looking for the most $.

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  • Tableau Yrdd86
    Graduate degrees are a waste of time unless you want to go into research.
    Jul 13, 2017 2
    • Google / Eng
      Nutpage

      Google Eng

      BIO
      Anonymous Ph.D.
      Nutpagemore
      Disagree. There's a lot to learn in grad school.
      Jul 13, 2017
    • Tableau Yrdd86
      There is, but not about being a software engineer. If you want a job writing code, on the job experience is going to be way more useful. Source: did a thesis based masters program
      Jul 13, 2017
  • MathWorks / Eng
    mathtwerkr

    MathWorks Eng

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    I work at MathWorks doing MATLAB stuff.
    mathtwerkrmore
    Grad school gave me so many tools undergrad did not. Do research even if you don't wanna do research. I find it harder to respect people's 'masters' degree when they don't do a thesis
    Jul 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft rainier1
    if you apply to microsoft, you will be interviewed as a new grad within one year of graduation, you don't have a choice there (only advantages). probably 60, best case 61. 110-125k base in Seattle
    Jul 13, 2017 0
  • Microsoft FFFFF
    OP
    Back on topic
    Jul 13, 2017 0

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