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Great company to work for.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Redmond, WA

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 ManagementAdvice

Not everyone can do everything, people have varying skills.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Multitude of Opportunities, Disciplines, Business & Product groups to build a wholesome career

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Strong Technical focus across many disciplines
    Diversity of product & business groups
    Scope of impact to end users is tremendous
    Extremely successful track record

    Cons

    Leadership is sometimes shaky
    Highly negative image - market & society don't want to recognize company's potential
    Many groups are slow on decision making
    Employee compensation not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks
    Improve employee compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good, but needs more innovation

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Passionate, highly skilled people
    Amazing internal technology
    Willing to make big bets

    Cons

    Very, very political
    Core business kills innovation in new businesses
    Poor at making decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not try to make new businesses like Xbox or Cloud like the core businesses. Be very careful of trusting the new businesses to old-school MS execs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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