Microsoft Bellevue

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Apr 23, 2018 24 Comments

I saw everyone have their own cubicle with sliding door. Is it for everyone or only for seniors in team?

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  • Microsoft // TODO
    Is this thread a joke? At Sunnyvale every single person has an office with a transparent sliding door.
    Apr 23, 2018 3
    • Microsoft BADCODE
      Perhaps not in the SV campus, but if you are referring to the Moffet Field towers are these the “toilet/shower cubicle” offices :). Try swinging a cat in those!
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Koukin
      Softies are so spoiled haha. Try going to Google or Facebook. Not even CEO has their own office
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Microsoft BADCODE
      Spoilt? I think it’s a basic need for certain developers. If you are writing user/web code, and communication + iteration is key, then shared space helps. If you are doing an OS or cloud IaaS, then having a space to close the door and focus is absolutely necessary.

      I know shared/open space is the tech environment de jour, but countless studies have shown its net disruptive to developers.

      As as for CEO not having an office that’s just BS - most of the time they are in conf rooms or meeting with customers - it’s not as if Mark or Sundar are sitting in the middle of a bullpen “working”. They make have a desk somewhere (usually tucked away, with still plenty of security around them) as somewhere they can check their email and charge their laptop.
      Apr 23, 2018
  • Qualcomm geek!
    OP
    This one is not in Bellevue city center..this out of Bellevue downtown. But somewhere in Bellevue only.
    Apr 23, 2018 2
    • Microsoft BADCODE
      There’s only four MSFT buildings in Bellevue - City Center, Bravern 1, Bravern 2, and Lincoln Sq.

      As I said above, Lincoln Sq is being renovated into neighborhood model. City Center is individual offices, so in which people are doubled up. Bravern 1/2 is individual offices, but I though that a) we were giving some of these floors back, and b) renovating others to neighborhoods. However, by info here is very probably out-of-date as it’s been a while since I’ve been there.
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Microsoft Liel
      There is also Advanta
      Apr 28, 2018
  • Microsoft Ahdif
    Only for seniors.
    Apr 23, 2018 2
    • Qualcomm geek!
      OP
      Senior software engineers? Or for SDE2 as well?
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Microsoft vsBX48
      it is for everyone afaik
      Apr 23, 2018
  • Microsoft Ahdif
    +1 depends on how long you have been working at Microsoft.
    Apr 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft BADCODE
    You probably mean City Center. They are for everyone, but space issues mean that people often get “doubled up”. Two people in one of those rooms can be quite a squeeze. Generally it goes on tenure, so the longer you have been at MSFT the more chance a) you have a window office (there are internal office as well), and b) you don’t get doubled.

    For the other buildings in Bellevue (Lincoln Sq, Bravern 1/2), I believe they are either getting converted to neighborhood-space, or giving the space back to the landlord.

    It’s been a (long) while since I worked there though.
    Apr 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Koukin
    Everyone including intern
    Apr 23, 2018 2
    • Qualcomm geek!
      OP
      Are joking or serious?
      Apr 23, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Koukin
      Serious. I recall seeing few interns paired with Senior Engineer in same room or sometimes 2 engineers in 1 room (usually window view)
      Apr 23, 2018
  • Microsoft JSps6
    I work in bravern 2 - everyone on my team has their own office. Even the new hire who joined in January has her own office, and it used to be an intern office. It is a little team specific though, some teams have the double up. The vast majority seem to have their own office, and I think the double ups were all only SDE 1
    Apr 24, 2018 0
  • Microsoft AHLL05
    I work in this building. Depends on the team within the group, but people usually get their own office.
    Apr 23, 2018 0
  • Snapchat Bqs
    everyone
    Apr 23, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm geek!
    OP
    Is there a building near Boeing? What's that called?
    Apr 24, 2018 4
    • Microsoft blindmsf
      Advanta
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Qualcomm geek!
      OP
      Cool..so they have individual offices too?
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Microsoft blindmsf
      Yes
      Apr 24, 2018
    • Microsoft blindmsf
      What team did you interview with
      Apr 24, 2018
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    OP, when I worked in Bravern-1 we each got our own office with sliding doors. Some engineers have a large team room with their PCs in it but each has their own office to go to for meetings and personal calls.
    Apr 28, 2018 0

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