90% of you who complain about Microsoft’s compensation aren’t as smart as you think

Microsoft CasiusClay
Jul 16 35 Comments

It’s really quite simple. If you’re being lowballed, and you’re “smarter than everyone else” in your org, leave. Interview at Facebook, interview at Google, and of course they would LOVE to have you, considering you’re god’s gift to programming.

If you don’t do that, stfu. You’re not being paid minimum wage. You make enough to live comfortably in Seattle with a very decent WLB.

Satya Nadella has made the calculation that you don’t need 100 legendary engineers to ship a product. You need 10 legendary engineers and 90 OK engineers. If you’re in the 10, you’re being paid competitively. If you’re in the rest, he knows you don’t have a choice. If you are too stupid to see that, then you deserve whatever compensation Microsoft throws your way.

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TOP 35 Comments
  • Microsoft Tattle
    90% of stats are made up on the spot. On a serious note, even if I subscribe to ur stats, there is no evidence that those 10 engineers are being paid competitively. Your post is pointless. And ppl r planning prepping aggressively as we speak so MSFT continues to bleed talent.
    Jul 16 11
    • Booking.com Ra80046wbd
      Your english, seemed pretty 'indian sms' type eg. the usage of 'u' instead of 'you', 'r' instead of 'are' etc.
      Jul 17
    • Microsoft Tattle
      Lol. And that matters why? Where r u from?
      Jul 17
    • Walmart.com 🌲50
      @booking.com Try to pick up that "Indian sms type" fast if you want to succeed like Nadella or Pichai 😁
      Jul 17
    • Booking.com Ra80046wbd
      It does not matter. I was just curious how good were my prediction.
      Jul 17
    • Microsoft Tattle
      It's all good man. Just that u threw me off, we were having serious discussion about compensation and u started asking about country of origin and stuff. 😀
      Jul 17
  • Microsoft base class
    10x engineer here who is paid well but tired of you other 90x losers so I’m getting the fk out. This company is bleeding talent for reasons more than just tc.
    Jul 16 1
    • Tableau / Eng
      ZeroKooll

      Tableau Eng

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      Microsoft
      ZeroKoollmore
      We're hiring :)
      Jul 16
  • Can confirm, am one of the top 10% (read username for proof).
    Jul 17 0
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    Hi Amy! 👋🏻
    Jul 16 0
  • Paychex uda21
    Here we go another “10x engineer” telling people that they are 1x engineers.
    Jul 16 2
    • Microsoft CasiusClay
      OP
      I’m absolutely not a 10x engineer. However, you don’t see me whining about my comp. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft slfoo
      What's your TC op?
      Jul 16
  • Tableau / Eng
    ZeroKooll

    Tableau Eng

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    ZeroKoollmore
    It will take years to see the damage done by bleeding talent. Stay tuned
    Jul 16 0
  • Intel / Other seabay
    The 90-10 applies to all companies. 90% of the work is done by 10% of the ppl and vice versa
    Jul 16 3
    • CDK Global / IT
      CDKreator

      CDK Global IT

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      Marriott, ADP
      CDKreatormore
      90% of all statistics are made up on the spot
      Jul 16
    • Amazon 🌲$°
      @CDKreator,
      only 14.7% 📊 of the people know that🤓
      Jul 16
    • CDK Global / IT
      CDKreator

      CDK Global IT

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      Marriott, ADP
      CDKreatormore
      But it applies to 110% of public company employees
      Jul 17
  • Seagate toti420
    Now I know who to blame for ME and Vista. The 90 okay ones. Fkers
    Jul 16 0
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    Seems like everyone is adopting that pay model, it helps with gender pay equality in a perverted way
    Jul 17 0
  • Capital One / Eng codezilla1
    This is very true. I can speak to this first hand. Got a very very competitive offer from msft that i recently accepted that matched Googles offer. I was insanely shocked but chose msft for wlb
    Jul 18 2
  • Zillow Group / Eng nutwal
    TC
    Jul 17 0
  • Nuveen Investments cfa
    I read that it was only 57%.
    Jul 17 0
  • Zillow Group ;|
    Thank you Satya for inform the blind community
    Jul 17 0
  • CDK Global / IT
    CDKreator

    CDK Global IT

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    Marriott, ADP
    CDKreatormore
    100% of this comment speaks more about the Ops' issues than the subject
    Jul 17 0
  • Cisco drogbaaa
    Say, the remaining 10%(your title) are all legendary engineers, doesn't your claim fall flat? Told you to smoke up instead of drinking
    Jul 16 0
  • Facebook public2
    🍿🍿🍿
    Jul 16 0

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