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Great place to work at

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

I have been working at Microsoft

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

* Flexibility
* Great team
* Great people
* Nice offices
* Great perks
* Lots of potential and career opportunities

Cons

* Too many people in team
* Responsibility is too scattered, more responsibility should be placed on the individual so they are more accountable

Advice to Management

Make smaller teams, give people more responsibility. There are a handful of people that do not do much in the team.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Might be idea to start your career, but not much opportunity for further growth due to the company size.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative culture.
    A good start for a new grad.
    Not so bad compensation.
    Seattle is a beautiful city.

    Cons

    Not so clear future.
    Too much competition. After several years your growth likely to slow down and plateu.
    Too much politics. Sometimes you wonder how those people ended up in upper management although theyc annot understand a simple piece of code.

    Advice to Management

    They need to get rid of some sales and marketing people who has no idea of innovation and get some innovative real technical guys in the upper management.


  2. Challenging work with lots of smart people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with lots of smart people. Work on products that are visible to millions of people. Great brand recognition, which is good for your career as a whole. Great benefits and a flexible work environment.

    Cons

    The company is huge, and inevitably this makes it slower than smaller companies. Despite best efforts to remove unnecessary process, there's still a lot of necessary process that comes with writing software that ships to millions of customers, which reduces perceived agility within the engineering team. Vertical career advancement opportunities are slow to develop.


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