I’m debating between interviewing outside vs. continuing at MS. I have enjoyed the work life balance offered by MS but my career has been growing at a slower pace with constant reorgs. I have been thinking about quitting and coming back after a couple years. I’m happy with my TC (300k) and benefits and really worried about leaving.
Is the WLB really bad at Amazon, Facebook, Google etc. compared to MS? At MS I get to work 25-30 hrs a week except during crunch time and get paid reasonably. I don’t want to work more than 40 hrs as I’m a mom with 3 kids ( 13, 11, 8) and these are rather important times in their lives and I don’t want to miss out on anything. However I feel like I need to do something more with my life and hence the debate about staying vs. leaving.
- Microsoft jdhrueuejI'd say look within MS given your situation with kids. we have at least 16 billion dollar businesses, so I'm sure you can find a better place for your career
- I have been on the same team for the last 6 years, so it gets really easy and faster but not learning much these days. When I was in junior roles I used to put in even less, as long as the work is done no one really used to bother how many hours I worked. Thanks for all the responses. You have just given me the exact same reasons why I stay at MS. I don’t in fact need the benefits since my husband also works at MS but in a much more stressful and works 50-60 hrs a week. I feel like my career will get stuck here if I don’t move. I know I’m just venting and I need to do something since this is disturbing me more than it should.
- I would dial it in and work 30hrs. My kids are same age and I just jumped from ms to google. My wife works part time - so I can focus more on work. I am still kind of bummed I could not get over myself and stay on the gravy train. Learning new things is nice and important - but enjoy your kids/life and find other excitement then moving to a new gig.Nov 132
- If you are close to a google office - then yeah the wlb is pretty good to. I doubt you could get away with 30hrs a week to start but google does a good job taking care of folks. To early to tell how wlb will balance out yet as I am in the field. Going to a google office - or ms office everyday would be dreamy if a short commuteNov 140
- Stay while looking at the same time. Keep it low key tho, no one needs to know. Also let's face it, the longer you stay at MS the less career opportunities at excelling you get...