Checklist of things to do before leaving Microsoft

Microsoft grollb
Jul 16 29 Comments

I know there was a thread for this before somewhere but I can't find it. I might leave Microsoft in the next month or so and want to get all the documents etc. just in case.

So far I have this:
1. Save all w2s
2. Save all immigration documents
3. Save all connects (who knows might come in handy?)
4. Save paystubs (thanks vuby38)
5. Xbox game pass (thanks vuby38)
6. Discounted MS software keys for Windows/office (thanks yfc)
7. Use dental/vision insurance (thanks kavalan)
8. Use up stayfit credit (thanks vuby38)
9. Delete personal stuff from work computer, reimage if necessary (thanks oh snap)
10. Max 401k to get full match (thanks zerokooll)
11. Use FSA money or it is forfeited (flexible spending account, thanks oh snap)
12. Donate to your charity so that MS matches (thanks oh snap)


What else am I missing? Thanks for the help.

Yoe: 4.5, tc: 170k

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Microsoft VUbY38
    Recent pay stubs, compensation history?
    Jul 16 5
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Oh yeah, paystubs. Forgot about that thanks
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft VUbY38
      Xbox game pass? Works on PC too
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Haha, thanks for another useful reminder.
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft VUbY38
      Use up stayfit credit
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      I use proclub, but good idea. I'll add it for someone else :)
      Jul 16
  • Microsoft yfc
    Product keys for Microsoft software?
    Jul 16 4
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Good idea, thanks
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft hotsteppa
      How do you get them? You can PM me if you don't want to publicly disclose
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      You go to the company store and buy the discounted software upto some limit. The free ones on the portal are for professional use only.
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft hotsteppa
      Thanks for clarifying. Buy the software all the time with our discount, but thought there was some other way.
      Jul 16
  • Tableau / Eng
    ZeroKooll

    Tableau Eng

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    ZeroKoollmore
    Max 401k
    Jul 16 5
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Wait really? So just contribute the max myself for the year and I get 9k from Microsoft for free?
      Jul 16
    • Tableau / Eng
      ZeroKooll

      Tableau Eng

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      ZeroKoollmore
      Mmm I don't understand the question. Msft will match 50% of whatever you put in your 401k that year. It doesn't matter if you leave in January
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      I meant does the match "vest" immediately. Like can i contribute now, leave tomorrow and still get the Ms match?
      Jul 16
    • Tableau / Eng
      ZeroKooll

      Tableau Eng

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      ZeroKoollmore
      Yes, correct
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Nice, thanks for the info!
      Jul 16
  • Amazon kavalan
    Use your health/dental/vision insurance?
    Jul 16 1
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Good idea, thanks
      Jul 16
  • Microsoft oh snap!
    Spend all your FSA. Will be forfeited after your last day of employment. You can use the full year’s worth even if you contributed only partially. Microsoft will cover the rest.

    Back up any personal stuff from work machine and laptop. Delete all personal stuff and format HDDs/reimagine machines.

    Prepare your goodbye email and save it in drafts folder if you expect to be escorted. Also take all personal belongings home if that’s the case.
    Jul 16 3
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Good point on deleting personal stuff. I'm not sure what fsa is, but let me read up on it (did you mean hsa?)
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft oh snap!
      No, HSA is yours to keep. FSA is a another special pre-tax funded account but it’s basically use it or lose it.
      Jul 16
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      I see, I guess I learned a benefit I didn't even know existed. Thanks!
      Jul 16
  • Microsoft oh snap!
    Don’t forget to make any charitable donations you were planning on making and requesting the match from Microsoft. Turns out not many companies have such an amazing match program.
    Jul 16 1
    • Microsoft grollb
      OP
      Thanks, good idea
      Jul 16
  • Expedia axpedia
    Add your msft email address to linkedin so you are verified as actually working there.
    Jul 16 0
  • Microsoft lookinarnd
    Say you quit in January - what's the StayFit benefit like? Is it prorated?
    Nov 27 0
  • Microsoft ybWd37
    Great list. Thank you.
    Nov 13 0
  • Microsoft wohaaa!
    If working on H1b visa, do we need to inform immigration team as well while leaving Microsoft ?
    Sep 9 0

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