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Can't ask for a better first job

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

You are really coding at a bleeding edge environment. Two years in and I am tasked with cloudifying a major service in our platform (serving tens of thousands each). I went from college student with experience in C / C++ to being an expert in C#. I got to design an asynchronous public API. I have been able to take on as much work as I can handle with the support of mentors and my manager. Seriously, when you get a good team, Microsoft can be a great place to work.

Cons

From some of my friends, the experience at Microsoft can vary. If you get a crappy manager, your life can be a living hell. If you are in a bad org, upper management can also hinder instead of promote evolutionary changes.

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    One of the best

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) I

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Professional work environment.
    High salary
    Good 401 match

    Cons

    Not much innovation
    Seattle is cloudy everyday
    Too much competition among engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more innovative
    open office in california

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    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Good feedback from peers to improve oneself
    Get to work with smartest folks
    Great work life balance
    Best benefits package in the industry
    You can find peers who are genuinely willing to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Too much process in every little decision
    Slow to release, even in services division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to employees in performance assessment; watch out for personal agendas from junior level managers.

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