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fabulous company

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Current Employee - Intern  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Microsoft part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

food,culture, challenges simply love em

Cons

politics is aggressive,you gotta be observant

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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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