Msft benefits

Autodesk / Eng
Kenechi

Autodesk Eng

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Amazon
Kenechimore
Nov 22, 2017 45 Comments

What are some of the benefits that Msft offers to their full time employee ? ( apart from competition, stocks..)

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  • Microsoft / Eng
    Ex-Msft

    Microsoft Eng

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    I came, I saw, I left
    Ex-Msftmore
    Constant layoffs, politics, below market comp...
    Nov 22, 2017 4
    • Autodesk / Eng
      Kenechi

      Autodesk Eng

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      Kenechimore
      OP
      Are there particular team or orgs for layoff ?
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Autodesk / Eng
      Kenechi

      Autodesk Eng

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      Kenechimore
      OP
      Which roles have these layoff ? Engg ?? Pm ??
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Microsoft M$FTEE
      All. We are an equal opportunity employer
      Nov 23, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product d0h!
      Groups that don't help the cloud... Groups that are bloated (services/sales) at least they were...not after the last set of layoffs...
      Nov 24, 2017
  • Microsoft nth
    5 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.
    Nov 22, 2017 8
    • Microsoft MjtG23
      What is Karsa? It's actually correct I the US.
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product
      Karsa

      Microsoft Product

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      startups
      Karsamore
      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...
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng Bono X
      Wish can say the same for mothers. My wife got worst review she has ever received in her career on the year she took maternity.
      Nov 26, 2017
    • Microsoft wxyz99
      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.
      Nov 27, 2017
    • Microsoft / Eng Bono X
      @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.
      Nov 27, 2017
  • F5 Networks / Sales
    ElMariachi

    F5 Networks Sales

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    Oracle
    BIO
    Just seeking what other folks in the industry are saying.
    ElMariachimore
    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.
    Nov 22, 2017 16
    • Microsoft
      Shdkkfjf

      Microsoft

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      Amazon
      BIO
      Amazon to the country club.
      Shdkkfjfmore
      Are you in a product org? 67 is high principal in product. 500k+!tc for high principal is not unreasonable.
      Nov 24, 2017
    • F5 Networks / Sales
      ElMariachi

      F5 Networks Sales

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      Oracle
      BIO
      Just seeking what other folks in the industry are saying.
      ElMariachimore
      It’s not me, but a friend. Yes, it’s a product org. Principal role.
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft milkyca
      If s/he is hired as L67 they must be seen as Partner material. So the 500k RSU at signon sounds right.
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft wxyz99
      When the stock award targets for each level were on hrweb, the range for level 67 went to $330k. Top performers at L67 could have a total annual compensation >$500k. Even mid-top performers who has been around for a long time are probably seeing that.
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft / Design 206wrkr
      That is a ton of $!
      Nov 26, 2017
  • Microsoft confused13
    Shitty 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.
    Nov 23, 2017 1
    • Microsoft simulated_
      Why don't u leave then ? What's holding u here ?
      Nov 24, 2017
  • Microsoft milkyca
    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.
    Nov 25, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Bono X
    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.
    Nov 25, 2017 3
    • Microsoft / Product
      Karsa

      Microsoft Product

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      Karsamore
      Microsoft pays well, life isn't a rat race. People are absolutely silly complaining about wages at microsoft. If people think they can get more, and that's what is important, they should leave.
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft repeekooz
      Teams are very different let alone disciplines. In most orgs PM has an even easier life.
      Nov 25, 2017
    • Microsoft / Product
      Karsa

      Microsoft Product

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      Karsamore
      I've never been in a team (I'm on my 7th at msft) where pms had an easy life. Sure I've had a few colleagues who were pms do nothing... But I've also seen engineers coast by doing fuck all for just as long.
      Nov 27, 2017
  • Uber DS Lang
    There 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.
    Nov 22, 2017 1
    • Microsoft wxyz99
      "Workout Gear" includes dual-use things like hiking boots.
      Nov 25, 2017
  • Amazon
    fang420

    Amazon

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    fang420more
    Layoffs
    Nov 22, 2017 3
    • Autodesk / Eng
      Kenechi

      Autodesk Eng

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      Amazon
      Kenechimore
      OP
      Which roles have these layoff ? Engg ? Sales ?
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Amazon
      fang420

      Amazon

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      Microsoft
      fang420more
      Both except azure
      Nov 22, 2017
    • Autodesk / Eng
      Kenechi

      Autodesk Eng

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      Kenechimore
      OP
      Oh strange to know that engg have layoff
      Nov 22, 2017
  • Amazon perksguid
    you can find up to date msoft benefits @ perks.guide
    Mar 22 0

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