Microsoft levels

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Sikhar

New Eng

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Oracle
Sikharmore
Feb 13, 2018 18 Comments

Can any one who is working at Microsoft provide some details about software engineer levels. I’m 1yr experiences software engineer and they are offering me level 60, what does that mean? Also what is the range of these levels.

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  • Microsoft / Eng ammierting
    That sounds appropriate. College hires are hired at level 59, and good ones make it to 60 within a year, so you’re right on track. If you have competing offers (especially from the likes of google/fb etc) and had a stellar interview, you might be able to push them to 61, but I wouldn’t expect any better than that. Regardless, 60 is a fair level for your experience.
    Feb 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Harmar
    Microsoft has twice as many levels as a lot of companies. This means individual promos are smaller, but should generally happen more often.

    59/60 is entry level SDE
    61/62 is SDE 2
    63/64 is Senior SDE
    65+ is Principal

    60 is totally reasonable for 1-3 years experience. It's possible to do better, but you're in the right range.
    Feb 13, 2018 1
    • New / Eng
      Sikhar

      New Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      Sikharmore
      OP
      @Harmar thanks, very detailed.
      Feb 13, 2018
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    • Microsoft TechMAGA
      Flag this post. S/he is obviously jealous and racist
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Microsoft sudo rm-r
      Is the truth that painful to you?
      Feb 14, 2018
    • Microsoft TechMAGA
      Let’s face it. It is painful to you to the extent that you think all rest of us are below Indians and only the lowest level of Chinese belong to that class. Open your eyes 👀
      Feb 14, 2018
    • Microsoft BADCODE
      Yep sudo, the truth is painful that we have shits like you at Microsoft. This is a pretty diverse place, with people of all nationalities and all levels. If you can’t see how bad your comment is, or worse you do but are trolling, you should just gtfo.
      Feb 14, 2018
    • Microsoft JeffPesos
      If you got promoted by Indian manager then How the F weee you discriminated by indian mafia? You’re just a racist hater who has learned to accept that ya never your fault and system is just rigged against you. I can guarantee half of my fortune that you voted for Trump.
      Feb 14, 2018
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    Feb 22, 2018 1
    • New / Eng
      Sikhar

      New Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      Sikharmore
      OP
      Nice link
      Feb 22, 2018
  • Microsoft
    S***hole

    Microsoft

    BIO
    This is my bio.
    S***holemore
    That's a lower end level for SDE but probably commensurate with your experience. Level 63-64 are senior, 65+ are principal. If you're good then you can likely expect to promo fairly quickly up through 61/62.
    Feb 13, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    Sikhar

    New Eng

    PRE
    Oracle
    Sikharmore
    OP
    Mine is a acquisition offer, location is Pittsburgh: 10% hike in base, 10k sign on, $50K RSUs over 4yrs
    Feb 13, 2018 3
    • LinkedIn / Eng loyal
      10% hike in base doesn’t mean anything. If you were severely underpaid, 10% isn’t gonna help.

      I don’t have experience with Microsoft offers, but $50k RSU is a bit low.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • New / Eng
      Sikhar

      New Eng

      PRE
      Oracle
      Sikharmore
      OP
      Yes agreed, since it’s an acquisition I don’t have much say to negotiate with no other offers in hand.
      Feb 13, 2018
    • Amazon king5
      @loyal: Location is Pittsburgh. 50k RSU might be market rate there. IDK.
      Feb 13, 2018
  • Microsoft BADCODE
    I notice that ‘sudo rm -r’ deleted their racist post and ran away. Great, mission accomplished on this thread. I am going to hunt pos-trolls like them down on Blind, call them out on their shit, and show them for what they are.
    Feb 14, 2018 0
  • Microsoft See2Sky
    Lateral hire with under 2 yrs experience typically join as Level 60..

    You should provide your offer details for anyone to give feedback if it’s good or not
    Feb 13, 2018 0