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Process Heavy but Amazing

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Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits Great breadth of projects Great technical employees

Cons

Company has too many processes

Advice to Management

remove roadblocksl revamp review process

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  1. Big company with lots of diversity.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big oportunities, working on new tehnologies with big clients.

    Cons

    There are oportunities inside this big company, but sometimes you are not encouraged to follow them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what matters.


  2. A great place to work, but it can burn you out...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is full of the smartest people you are going to meet. Some of the pros for me were: You get to work with very cool technology Everyone knows who you work for and what they do You are treated like an adult; little micromanagement in my experience The campus atmosphere is amazing Many jobs are on the profit side of the ledger, so you are not a cost to be minimized They realize that the grey matter of their employees is their most valuable asset, and work hard to protect those assets Moving around inside the company is not only tolerated, but encouraged Software discounts are pretty sweet Free goodies from Xbox DirectAccess

    Cons

    There are some negatives, such as: Work/life balance can suffer if you don't manage it well Stack ranking process can pit team member against team member at review time Commitments can be tough to hit, given the strong focus on everything else Promotions can be difficult, especially at certain levels

    Advice to Management

    Either Steve Ballmer is a complete idiot that should have been fired ages ago or he is a genius and one of the best CEOs ever. Sure, the stock hasn't gone up a lot in a while, but Microsoft is so diversified over so many areas, perhaps the company is set up for long term stability and growth rather than the typical boom and bust associated with the software industry. I guess the next few years should be telling...


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