Microsoft Software Development Engineer II Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2021

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  1. "Microsoft Canada is an amazing work opportunity. Environment is friendly, pay is great, work is fun."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It sometimes feels like Microsoft is the only big player left that actually cares about people. It's a lot easier going than I hear from other companies.

    Cons

    Pay is slightly less than what you can earn elsewhere. I also need more words for the twenty wires minimum

  2. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II 

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Was happy everyday at the company

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth


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    "SDE II"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    * Lots of smart people * Exposure to lots of projects and tools * Good job out of college

    Cons

    * You need to be able to manage your career. Figure out which projects are going to succeed and not. Which opportunities will be good for you and not. * Not all bosses are good. Generally decent people, but not all equally competent at helping you further your career. You need to take ownership of your career and * Lots of politics, which will affect your rise, opportunities that you get, and if the products you work on will hit the market. I was on a project that was restarted 3x in 2.5 years, moved between groups. * Pay is definitely under market.

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  4. "Best"

    5.0