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Interesting work,

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    good

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    Former Contractor - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Accountant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, nice place, nice pay, flexible work, good culture

    Cons

    so big you feel lost sometimes, hard to get anyone to make a decision quickly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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