Optimal Microsoft Start Date

T-Mobile doge 🐶
Nov 13 12 Comments

Recently received an offer from Microsoft.

I am thinking of starting in January/February 2020, compared to December 2019.
Is this a good decision?

Is there anything I need to keep in mind like bonuses/refreshers, or if its a good time of year to get started at a new company?

Thanks!

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  • Microsoft mschvs
    Do you have any reason to not start immediately?
    Nov 13 3
    • T-Mobile doge 🐶
      OP
      Definitely would like and could use a break for at least a few weeks/month.
      Been bouncing around different things with no chance to recover.
      Nov 13
    • Microsoft mschvs
      These were my breaks since 92: 94, 98, 04, 06, 07, 09, 15, 17 and 19. So in 27 years of school/work, I took 9 breaks (out of 27 possible). And I'm not dead. Yet.
      Nov 13
    • T-Mobile doge 🐶
      OP
      just saying a break would be real nice if possible
      Nov 13
  • ConvergeOne eBbE11
    how fast did they give you the offer ?Like when did they confirm after onsite?and did they team match ?
    Nov 14 2
    • T-Mobile doge 🐶
      OP
      team match was before interview.

      They said it could take 2 weeks or less to recieve an offer decision, but i found out within ~24 hours.
      Nov 14
    • ConvergeOne eBbE11
      you got an offer or decision in 24 hours?I got a positive feedback from recruiter with my interview and then they mentioned about team matching and I have not heard back in a week.
      Nov 15
  • Congratulations ! How was the on-site?
    Nov 13 2
    • T-Mobile doge 🐶
      OP
      Very pleasant.
      LC easy-medium at least for me, some behavioral at the start. 1 system design interview.
      Interviewers were all very cool and friendly.
      Nov 13
    • Thanks. Were they all Microsoft tagged?
      Nov 13
  • Microsoft iamletired
    No special considerations. Congrats.
    Nov 13 0
  • T-Mobile
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    Congrats fellow magneto
    Nov 13 0

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