Microsoft offer evaluation

VMware !anything
Jun 19 25 Comments

Got an offer from Microsoft Redmond

Level SDE2 62
Base 145K
Stocks 120K over 4 years
Signon 15K
Bonus - offers says 0 to 20 percent

Current TC in Bay Area - Base 126K, stocks 28K per year. Will be promoted to MTS3 in july so might will see some increase in compensation. Don't have a competing offer.

YOE 3years in US 2 years India

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  • Microsoft wams
    Base and stocks look good. May be you can ask for little more for signon bonus

    Overall, it’s a standard Microsoft offer. I would take it
    Jun 19 2
    • VMware !anything
      OP
      Thanks, Honestly I am happy with this offer and I did some negotiations to reach this point and I don't think I can do more. I will be getting 13K for relocation and since I am a single guy so won't be spending that amount on relocation.
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft JMPR61
      True. A good standard offer in Microsoft.
      Jun 19
  • Microsoft
    dolt

    Microsoft

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    doltmore
    You might be able to squeeze 10-15% more or so in TC and maybe more sign-on, but this is a solid offer and after COL adjustment, much more than you were making in the Bay.
    Jun 19 3
    • VMware !anything
      OP
      One unrelated questions, do Microsoft has layoff/PIP culture? Like every year low performer are laid off. I am more than average performer here at VMware but don't know intially how I would perform at MS. Work is in same area which is core OS team at MS.
      Jun 19
    • Tableau / Eng
      ThePlague

      Tableau Eng

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      ThePlaguemore
      Msft? It's the country club. You can rest and vest for as long as you want. Nobody gets fired
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft
      dolt

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      doltmore
      Overall no, but it's really dependent on the team. From my experience, Microsoft is pretty laid back and the WLB is pretty good. If you meet your commitments, you will be fine.
      Jun 19
  • Microsoft be.me
    Very decent offer.
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft unfanged
    Very good offer
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft EvilGuy
    i think it is pretty good offer
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft no-sql
    Good offer for 3 yoe. Did you have competing offers?
    Jun 19 4
    • VMware !anything
      OP
      No competing offers.
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft no-sql
      Normally ms lowball without competing offers. That way it is very good wrt current comp and Redmond. Which team , Bu,org?
      Jun 19
    • VMware !anything
      OP
      Cosine team
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft no-sql
      Ok
      Jun 19
  • VMware / Eng
    vLol

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    vLolmore
    Probs should have held off the interview until the promo cycle, could have negotiated with stronger numbers.
    Jun 19 2
    • VMware !anything
      OP
      Yea you are right but this happened out of blue. Anyway I don't expect VMware to give more than 10% raise. Also no refresher?
      Jun 19
    • Microsoft / Eng
      132usd

      Microsoft Eng

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      132usdmore
      62 target bonus 10%, refresher 11k over 5 years.
      Jun 19
  • Microsoft FIjW55
    Just got a level 62 offer in Redmond. I got slightly higher base by a few thousand, higher sign on by only a few thousand. Your stocks are over double what I was offered. I'd say you're good to go.
    Jun 19 1
  • Cisco time2leave
    Was it a hiring event or a direct interview by the team?
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft unfanged
    I got L60 with 3 YOE. #sad
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft CYfN25
    Level is good for 3 yoe, but stocks and sign on can be better. If you have competing offers negotiate. Redmond is not as cheap as they make it sound. It needs to be worth the move.
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft giffy
    Very good offer
    Jun 19 0
  • Intel SsGt14
    Sign on could go to 40k. I got that for lvl 61 though stocks were lower for me.
    Jun 19 0