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University of software development.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Learn from smart people. Rewards high performers. Values family.

Cons

Big company. Long processes like end of year reviews to help balance company.

Advice to Management

Do more with less.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great fundamentals, wrong strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company stability, education and certification support, relatively good work/life balance in mature teams

    Cons

    Terrible managers around (not all, but a higher index of really bad managers than any other place before), slow growth for experienced industry hires

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the ranking system, use a competency based performance evaluation that doesn't assume 10% of bad performers and instead of improving the company, creates the trend for 50% to focus on politics and "perform well" while creating +30% underperformers


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Superb management. Good cafes. Great culture.

    Cons

    Rapid, awful outsourcing now to lower skilled countries without the technical ability. I worry about future products due to the poorer software engineering quality. Looking for work elsewhere as result.

    Advice to Management

    Stop offshoring to lower quality engineering centers. Invest in team USA where the best universities and educational institutions in the world train good workers.


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