Will be getting an offer from Microsoft in Vancouver this week for SDE2. It'll probably be L61 because the recruiter insisted levels are internal matters, which she wouldn't say if it were L62 lol.
There are very few data points for MSFT in Vancouver online so can someone tell me what my expectations should be?
Also finished my interview at Amazon in Canada on Friday and expect an offer but it'll take some time to go through the approval process.
Canadian citizen (don't want to go to US yet)
- You would also get $12k stocks (vested over 4 years) along with your 10 percent bonus every year.
- Hmm English bay, Stanley Park, Yaletown and Olympic village are typically where I spent my weekends. I used to live on W Georgia a couple blocks from Granville so food wise I mostly went there and Robson square.
- Will you be working with an embedded or remote team in Vancouver? That's something to take into account for career progression / travel etc..
- It's not remote and I think there are good career prospects available.
Though personally, I found Vancouver to be a letdown compared to Toronto (apart from outdoors activities): no life in the city after 11pm, no Uber, lower salaries, more expensive housing, less food choices, a lot more drug usage it appeared (not talking about pot).
But career wise, I think this would a good place for me to contribute and to grow.