Screwed

Microsoft tech29
Sep 11 36 Comments

I am currently working at Microsoft (Level 60) for about a year (total 3 yoe). On one year review my manager told me to start looking opportunities outside MS and I have around 3 months. I cleared interviews at google but I am stuck at Team matching and I am not sure if I can make it in time (get a job offer from them before getting fired). I can't ask HR to hurry as I did not get any other offer yet. I am currently on H1B, I do have good problem solving skills but I have worked in different fields and find it hard to clear knowledge based interviews. One of the Uber recruiter is/was going to setup interview this week but looking at news I am not sure now. What are my options?

Details: My first 6 month connect had insufficient results marked, I didn't realize what it was then. The connect had negative comments but my Manager told me it happens being new hire and new to web when I tried to explain anything. I lacked communication during 1on1s throughout the year. It has been two months since my yearly review now, but there is reorganization going on so in recent 1on1 my manger said I will have a month extra, may be.

My performance has been low for few reasons that I concluded
1. I never liked working in front end
2. I did not take my job as new job (I wasn't focused, hard working)
3. I think my Manager expects a little more than supposedly from Level 60 (I work in team majorly consisting of Senior and Principal SEs)
4. My communication sucks

There might be few other reasons. I am going to work on myself to not face this again.

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  • Google / Eng
    grx

    Google Eng

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    14 yoe engineer in tech
    grxmore
    You already have a google offer!
    How long does the HR say will team matching take?
    Sep 11 9
    • Google / Eng
      grx

      Google Eng

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      Microsoft
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      14 yoe engineer in tech
      grxmore
      Yes, HC decides whether you cleared interviews or not. If HC is yet to happen, you are just at the stage where you gave interviews.
      Though, only realistic candidates are sent to HC, so that means u atleast didnt do badly in interviews
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      @blindv I do not have offer and I didn't say I have one.

      I received email from recruiter that, they have a great news and are moving forward to Team matching. After that recruiter said they are doing HC in parallel.

      @grx Thanks for the info. Should I ask HR how I did in interviews?
      Sep 11
    • Google / Eng
      grx

      Google Eng

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      14 yoe engineer in tech
      grxmore
      HR wont tell u. Maybe on phone call they can give a generic word, like u did great, good, average etc, not more.
      But team matching and HC going on seems like u hv good chances!
      Sep 11
    • Google blindv
      @tech29 sorry, my bad. I had misread your original post. Given the HR feedback, I think it's looking good, but you are not in safe zone yet. Fingers crossed. Good luck!
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      Cleared HC. Now still waiting for team matching.
      Sep 16
  • Oracle larry_off
    DM for referral at Oracle. You could switch to Google when your team matching is done.

    Before you or others complain about Oracle, something is better than nothing. Plus Oracle is not a bad tech company either.

    Although in complete honesty, I am leaving the firm soon. So in the mean time if I could help, I will.
    Sep 11 6
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      Thank you. I sent you a message.
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft bow wow
      Sounds like Oracle will provide Microsoft with a safe haven for a few months and when he/she leaves for Google, they can work on helping Oracle move to Google 🙂
      Sep 11
    • Oracle larry_off
      @bow how Haha I am not expecting anything in return. I myself am switching to FB/Amazon in two weeks. I am doing this to help a fellow engineer. I know how hard situations can be.
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft bow wow
      @larry_off, just kidding! I think it’s awesome that you are helping out! 👍
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft loling123
      nice Oracle
      Sep 12
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    gibelwlv

    LinkedIn Eng

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    Google
    gibelwlvmore
    DM me for LinkedIn referral. We don’t share perf stats with msft.
    Sep 11 2
    • Yelp
      IC9000

      Yelp

      BIO
      IC7
      IC9000more
      Just want to say you're a cool dude
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      Thank you. Sent you a message.
      Sep 11
  • New QTdN03
    If you don’t like frontend, can you switch teams to a backend role?
    Sep 11 3
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      Nope since I have insufficient results, I can not switch teams. My team doesn't have any back-end work.
      Sep 11
    • Google / Eng rheimann
      Man, the manager really screwed you up.
      Sep 11
    • New QTdN03
      I hate it when this happens. I see new hires with zero frontend experience being given projects with little to no training. Some people figure it out, but most people need guidance.
      Sep 11
  • Roku cruella
    Dude. U passed G interviews.

    U can pass others. Keep hopes up and keep applying. Good luck.
    Sep 11 7
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      Thanks, I will keep applying.
      Sep 11
    • Roku cruella
      What’s ur location? Seattle or Bay Area.
      Sep 11
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      East coast. I am open to relocation though.
      Sep 11
    • Roku cruella
      Maybe mention in ur post. Way faster to have local interviews scheduled than far off.

      U need to find a job in a month right?
      Sep 11
    • Roku cruella
      Check out this post. Someone from indeed in Austin is pitching indeed

      Check out this post! "Indeed is BACK! (Tech Careers)"
      https://us.teamblind.com/s/TwD6vViS
      Sep 12
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    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      She won't ask for details? How can I make sure she takes it so that she won't think I might have issue transferring it?
      Sep 12
  • Ellie Mae
    Krinkle

    Ellie Mae

    BIO
    Diligent. Persistent. Technology enthusiast. Always curious. Always grateful.
    Krinklemore
    What a roller coaster ride. Good luck. I just had my on site today with google. After reading this thread I realize how far there is still to go. Good luck on your journey.
    Sep 11 1
    • Microsoft tech29
      OP
      Yep, it is pretty slow. Good luck. Let me know how it goes for you or make a post when you hear something, usually I keep reading ones with google in it.
      Sep 11
  • New / Product Norton PM
    I’m really glad you are able to understand yourself introspectively.
    Sep 12 0

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