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Interesting work,

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Broad set of products to work on
- Mostly smart and driven employees
- Great pay / benefits
- Good flexibility in terms of how to do your job

Cons

- Pockets of bureaucracy (depends a lot on the team)
- Performance review system does not empower managers to do what is right for each employee
- Organizational structure with Dev/Test/PM leaders for each area can lead to conflicting priorities / values

Advice to Management

Overall, I feel the company is moving in a good direction recently. Need to continue to focus on going deeper on fewer products, hold leaders accountable. Fix the review system.

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    Job satisfaction and security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits and good pay. Several different product teams to choose from. Option to move around different groups within company every 12-18 months.

    Cons

    Not very easy to switch groups. Often required to do a full interview loop when switching teams even if its within the same product group.

    Advice to Management

    Need to compete with other tech companies that are snatching away talent from Microsoft by offering higher salaries.


  2. Talented people, good opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Get rid of Ballmer.


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