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Great company

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Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    One year contract employee in finance

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Multi cultural coworkers, nice campus, lots of opportunity for moving to other positions in the company.

    Cons

    Specialized work in finance department of a large company can become mind numbing. Too much use of contractors, so they lose knowledge using contingent workers so much that are there only short term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Must fight to stay relevant via meaningful innovation

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Has plenty of resources to accomplish great things. Don't need to worry about pencils, papers, or funds for critical projects. Great support and benefit system for workers with family. Employees are encouraged to achieve work-life balance and self improvement. Smart, talented, driven co-workers.

    Cons

    Stack rank review system gives managers unchecked power. Experience may vary who you work for/with. Siloed organizational structure wastes majority of human energy in politics so workders can not focus on getting business done. Require strong EQ to survive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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