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Interesting work,

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Job satisfaction and security

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Talented people, good opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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