Yet another MSFT benefits question.
Somewhere in the benefits website says that if you max out ESPP, i.e. contributing %15 of base, Microsoft may contribute $2500.
Is this a lie? I don't see anyone mentioning it, or anywhere else in plan descriptions.
It is a distortion of the truth. If you max out ESPP you buy ~$25k/yr in stock at a 10% discount, which saves you around $2500 over fair market value at the time of purchase. There is no other “match” than this.