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Great company to work for.

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

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

Pros

Great Work environment. Insurance recognition. Bonus and salary

Cons

You need to work hard, stay relevant, and never take your job for granted.

Advice to Management

Not everyone can do everything, people have varying skills.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (4)

    Toxic aimless company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance - you don't work a lot. Good benefits. Good location. Free parking. Quiet neighbourhood. Generally friendly people. Large support community due to number of employees concentrated in one location. Lots of amenities and facilities such as common rooms, athletic facilities, playgrounds, parks, gardens, company store, visitor center, etc.

    Cons

    The company has no focus or direction. The employees are in an Orwellian state of denial. There is no honest discussion about pros/cons of any product. There is no direct honest discussion on decisions. Everything is awesome. Everything has already won. Bing is a winner. Windows Phone killed the iPhone in 2010. Windows 8 has killed the iPad by just being announced. Any other opinion, and you shall be branded a traitor.

    Advice to Management

    Read the cons. For God's sake - connect to employees more. Be honest, and be direct and take some responsibility. When you make dumb calls and they don't pan out, face it head-on. That earns respect of employees.


  2. Exciting and great work place with awesome campus and facilities

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft offers insight and great place to work on variety of latest cutting edge technologies from Search, Mobile, XBox gaming to Windows OS, SQL, Cloud and more

    Cons

    A big company loses the nimbleness and focus that a small startup can have.

    Advice to Management

    Customers want a amazing, smooth end product experience, so all product units need to focus on bringing together their A game in visualizing and offering amaing integrated experience.


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