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Good place for self driven individuals

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

1. Lots of flexibility.
2. Exposure to vast domain of Microsoft technologies.
3. Different career path options.

Cons

1. Pay could be better

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    lacking in innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    great benefits; poor career opportunities. beyond political

    Cons

    lacking in innovation and risk taking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the curve. read the vanity fair article.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Microsoft is a good place to work, but there are some downsides

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are many smart people working at Microsoft, so there is a good opportunity to learn how to develop software. From multiple projects available, everybody can find something interesting to do.

    Cons

    Obviously the performance review model at Microsoft is far from perfect. The idea behind it is not entirely bad I think, but in reality, it is not working as supposed. The entire teams can be ranked lower because the higher management has changed and has different priorities now or values different kind of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change performance model, make it more related to the project success. You want engineers to develop great products, not to compete against each other. It breaks the team spirit and sometimes forces great guys to leave the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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