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Process Heavy but Amazing

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Test Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA

Pros

Great benefits
Great breadth of projects
Great technical employees

Cons

Company has too many processes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

remove roadblocksl revamp review process

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Allows me to be free with development while protecting me from bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    No clocking hours: As long as I get what I need done, everyone is happy. If I need to leave at 3 for an appointment, I just let someone know.

    Abstraction from bureaucracy: I don't have to deal with higher levels of management. I talk to my lead and my PM, who know what I'm working on, and that's about it.

    Physical work environment: I started off with a two person office. Within a few months, I had my own. Comfortable chairs, nice computer equipment.

    Various benefits: Free public transit. Discounts at many restaurants and an IMAX theater downtown.

    Stable: Microsoft won't be going out of business any time soon.

    Cons

    Location: I don't really like traveling to the east side much. If I didn't work there, I'd never cross Lake Washington. Depending on when I drive there can be lots of traffic.

    Career opportunity: Promotions are rather slow and methodical. No fast tracking or anything like one would get at a smaller company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Long career stint

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    Big company influence, huge scale of products, R&D is leading edge.

    Cons

    Big company gets bogged down, and the review process misses alot of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change review process, and hold on to good caliber instead of being a revolving door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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