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Senior SDET

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Challenging and interesting technical problems across a wide variety of products

Cons

Very political, both within group and cross-group

Advice to Management

Middle management and specially PM organizations across have made the day to day work culture unbearable for most engineers. The political strife across teams mean more people spend time pushing agendas/afraid of upsetting a political figure in the org, as opposed to trying to come up with great technical solutions for end customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Room for improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Opportunities, nice benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Employee review system is political, demoralizing and can create a hostile environment. Doggy-dog. Some managers have extremely poor people skills and are unfit to lead.

    Advice to Management

    Develop and support a review system which identifies how the company may help employees excel. Install managers capable of leading and motivating the group. This may give you an edge on your competition.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good for engineers, not good for marketers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Variety of groups where you can get different types of exposure. Opportunities exist to move around and grow in a specific functional area.

    Cons

    LOT of politics and fiefdoms. Half the time is spent focusing on perception management versus doing your actual job. The situation is rather dire in the marketing org.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the vast layers of GMs and Directors who are simply around to justify their titles and play politics.


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