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Support Engineer

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Microsoft 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.

Cons

The 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 Management

Be consistent and as transparant as possible.

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  1. Great people and products but you will work very hard

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    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking and teamwork plus a fun environment. I learned a ton from my peers and loved the morale events we had.

    Cons

    The work never ends and you can't effect much change. Plus you are constantly getting a new boss or new VP and that makes it very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to reorg so much, it's the reason I would never come back.


  2. great place to work

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

    innovation, flexibility, very smart people

    Cons

    slow to market, missing some opportunities


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