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Great place, great people, great work

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Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

My group leaders and team mates are excellent. The work is exciting and cutting edge.

Cons

Everyone may have a different experience depending on group leadership and team mates.

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Approves of CEO

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    Awesome learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to full ms technology stack
    Smart folks
    Huge problem spaces to solve
    Great place to network with other developers
    Learn software development here, go work somewhere else later

    Cons

    deep management chains
    frequent re-orgs
    Management doesn't exemplify corporate "values"
    Review system that is decided before you even write your self assessment?!
    Can't use open-source technologies without lengthy approval process. This usually turns into a "Not invented here" mind set, and the next thing you know, you're re-inventing the wheel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good but has room to improve

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1) Has great benefits such as health care, training, 401k, stock offers, etc
    2) Work and/or life balances are so much better than start ups, Google or Amazon
    3) Generally, career development goal is clear from management level

    Cons

    1) Might have too much of a process for product design
    2) Generally, product design are less agile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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