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Talented people, good opportunities.

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Former Employee - Service Manager in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Service Manager in Bellevue, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great working environment, large company with a lot of opportunity. There is a wealth of experienced talent there to learn from.

Cons

Stock performance! The location can be difficult for transfers in from CA. The sun rarely shines there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of Ballmer.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Great internship program, but be careful with commitments

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    Current Intern - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Pays Well
    Great Benefits
    Excellent Internship Program
    Nice work environment, excellent cafeteria
    Super-smart co-workers
    Most people don't work long hours

    Cons

    Seattle's weather
    Can be hard to estimate commitments (for new employees), and time frame, without getting into a position where you work long hours
    Individual offices for every employee tends to promote isolationism
    While office aesthetics are very modern, they also tend to be a bit bare.
    In some positions (not mine), and some of the older work groups, competition is high, very dog eat dog

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promoting a friendly, collaborative, not highly competitive work culture (like the one that exists in Windows Phone).

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable with opportunity for average growth.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of lee-way for new employees in their effort to become better developers.

    Cons

    Stack ranking, the competition amongst peers, and the reactive nature of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a review system that fosters teamwork and rewards helping others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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