HR Issues

Changed title after joining

Microsoft Bsgsv10
Dec 14, 2018

My offer from Microsoft stated a Sr. SDE with no mention of level. After I joined I noticed the internal HR site says SDE II on level 62. Didn’t care much since my address book title showing as Sr. SDE . Now, they changed my title and it’s showing SDE II which is not what I signed for. I spoke to my managers but they are telling me it’s just aligning levels with title. What should I do?

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  • Capital One 2051682841
    Quit worrying about it. No one really gives a shit about internal titles. Just keep your LinkedIn updated and say you were doing the work.
    Dec 14, 20182
    • Microsoft yopt
      Wrong. This affects future opportunities as it will show up on background check.

      Also it affects compensation.

      @Op, ask HRs about the situation.
      Dec 14, 2018
    • MobileIron loom
      This is true titles affect next hires in management or leadership roles as well as future equities and refreshers.
      Dec 14, 2018
  • OpenDoor 78fFhvy
    Did they change your comp? If not, consider it a reduction in the hurdle to get a promotion. Unless you are planning to short time there.
    Dec 14, 20180
  • Zulily blgb55
    Just put senior SDE on your resume and start looking for a new job. No one can possibly know what your level is outside MS. If you still have the job posting, offer letter, or recruiter emails make a copy. Execs lie about their academics for decades and no one gives a shit.
    Dec 15, 20180
  • Microsoft Rachel009
    Lmao.looks like the recruiter played you!
    Dec 15, 20180
  • Microsoft cnskksna
    HR web is ground truth. You are level 62. Which team is this? Recruiter did a bad job and they tend to be unclear about this part intentionally so it is not just you if that can be a little consolidation.
    Dec 14, 20180
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    Internal systems are not accurate sometimes. Did your manager officially say that your level is 62?
    Dec 14, 20180
  • Microsoft YAxp83
    It doesn’t affect compensation because compensation discussions for the offer are based on the hiring level—62. This happens. Jobs posted in the senior band, but a candidate that shows promise is better suited at a level lower. In the instances I’ve seen this happen, it’s actually better for the candidate. You do great your first year and are more likely to get better rewards and are promoted more quickly for performing at the top of your band than you would in the lower percentile of a senior band. Even though levels aren’t posted externally, recruiting should be more open about this since titles are important to some. But in all reality, you were presented with, and accepted, an offer at 62.
    Dec 14, 20180
  • Alibaba madma
    TC or GTFO
    Dec 14, 20180

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