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Overall a good place to be

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Washington, DC

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good people to work with
Managers who tried to help my career (not always skilled at doing so)
Good work life balance
a chance to work on products that many people will use

Cons

very Redmond centric, I was at a small office and we were less important
too much overhead, too few developers managed by too many
you have to sell yourself and your accomplishments to get ahead

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Microsoft Corp, many jobs are completely unique. This is great if you have a strong personality, work well with others, and can define your own work around what's best for the company.

    Cons

    There are good managers and bad managers within Microsoft. If you have a good manager they will support you and help you develop professionally and find rewarding work. If you have a lousy manager, you very likely won't last in the company... But they will.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to evaluate the managers. Be willing to get rid of bad managers, because they have the power to make entire workgroups unhappy.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you love technology and want smart co-workers + great benefits + good pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scope and impact of work
    Smart co-workers
    Great benefits - parental leave + medical + vacation + medical all paid for
    Good pay
    Career growth

    Cons

    Some of the managers are incompetent. But have seen them eased out to non-management roles.
    Not the highest paymaster - there are other companies in the Seattle area that pay higher

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