What are some of the benefits that Msft offers to their full time employee ? ( apart from competition, stocks..)
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- Microsoft nth5 months pat leave, 2 weeks bereavement leave all paid. There is also a paid leave for someone in your family getting sick. Medical is still really good, also now covers fertility treatments . 401k matching is 9k per year (50%), you can also do 27k after tax 401k which you can convert to Roth (55k.a year into 401k). Lots of other small things, but those are the common ones.
- Someone posted saying that men who take more than 2-3 weeks get screwed on reviews. And that just absolutely isn't true. I've taken full leave and didn't suffer and neither has anyone I've known who has taken it. My question to whoever posted (then deleted) that comment would be. Do you know someone who got screwed for taking parental leave? And if so, how do you know that's why they had a bad review...
- People get screwed on their reviews because of their performance, not their time off. If you get a bad review during a year you took a lot of time off, consider: did you have important work that didn't get done but could have been done if you weren't OOF? Did something you are responsible for break, and you didn't leave behind instructions for how to fix it? If you are out of the office for an extended period of time and don't tie off all your lose ends, that is a performance problem and not a vacation problem. I have known people to take several contiguous weeks off and do just fine at review time.
- @wxyz99 in theory that’s the case but that’s hardly the reality. My wife shipped a product that generated several millions in its first year and trained a team before she took off to carry on her work. Not to mention maternity leave time does not count toward bonus. There is definitely bias in the system for that.
- Friend of mine just got offered a Level 67 position. I’m thinking that fat wad of cash and stock he’s making working with Azure is pretty good.
- Microsoft confused13Shitty coffee! You'll get plenty of that. Aside from that- the chance to work with likeminded people. Likeminded in the sense that you'll all want to leave MS ASAP.
- The after tax 401k is the best (hidden) benefit for me. It was 20k a yr and from 2018 it is 27.5k. Thats a lot of cash to be able to push into 401k and backdoor to roth ira every year. Very few employers offer this perk. Yes i call it a perk even tho technically Microsoft isnt contributing anything directly to that part of the 401k plan but just making it available when most employers dont is a major plus.
- Good work life balance in many teams. Insurance is top notch too. I have offers from top companies and honestly MS total comp is not nearly as bad as people claims to be once you factor in all the extra benefits we have.
- Uber DS LangThere really isn’t any. Worked there for a few years. Gym membership Loll or you get workout gear for $800 which is nice. Health benefits are pretty good too.