This is a lot of questions, I know, but I only want yes/no answers. This would greatly inform my career aspirations, so I would be v grateful if you could answer.
Have you ever worked in a non-tech white collar job?
Is there a culture among your colleagues of staying on at a FAANGM company for one or two years before heading to a higher paid job at another company? As in non-FAANGM companies?
Do you feel like a 'code monkey'? Please be honest. If not, who do you think is a code monkey?
Are you encouraged to work from home? Do people remote in? Are they paid less?
Do they entice you to stay late with free food / events in the evenings?
Do you feel that Microsoft treats its employees as maturely as, say, a bank might treat its employees?
Are your coworkers antisocial/introverted?
Do you agree with Microsoft's ethics? What do you think those are?
What sort of things do you programme? Do you make any code with a tangible impact, or are you just given a set of expected inputs and outputs?
Do you think that project managers deserve to be paid more than you? Do your coworkers?
Do your coworkers talk about / compare their salaries?