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Support Engineer

Support Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

ProsMicrosoft is a large, well-established employer that offers a host of great fringe benefits, such as a gym membership, legal support, life insurance, etc.. Salaries are fairly competetive and if you are a programmer or project manager, there are thousands of opportunities. For most roles, work hours are flexible with regard to start times and the like. There are a lot of training opportunities as well as tuition reimbursement as long as you are working towards a degree.

ConsThe performance management system sets up a somewhat hostile environment or at the very least an undercurrent of distrust and one-upmanship. You are reviewed against peers and other people in your 'level band' within your organization and across the company. There are a lot of politics involved and your score can become very subjective based on the Manager/Directors perception of you, rather than your actual accomplishments.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent and as transparant as possible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and products but you will work very hard

    Business Administrator (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Great networking and teamwork plus a fun environment. I learned a… Cons: The work never ends and you can't effect much change. Plus you are… Advice to Senior Management: Try not to reorg so much, it's the reason I… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Software design engineer

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

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

    Pros: Nice environment for engineer like single office/liberal enough for discussing engineering topics even with outside working group. Variety of areas… Cons: Review system is bad. There is bunch of tools, but still not much transparent, and room for politic to step in. Compensation… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up good work. More

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