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Very positive experience, great company to work for

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Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

working along side smart people, great company benefits, culture.

Cons

Very large organization, too many layers!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make a better effort at on boarding new employees and helping them manage their careers at company

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great work environment on high impact products that touch millions of users around the globe.

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    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Results oriented.
    Relaxed work environment.
    Competitive salary.
    Great sense of community.
    Easy job search and role switching within company.

    Cons

    Based in Redmond.
    At times, hindered by legacy products and services.
    Difficulty creating truly cross-platform products with consistent experience.

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    I would like to see the upgrade cycle look more like waves than updates. Push changes out quicker to consumers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Exciting work and great people, but only if you are in the right BU

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Solving large scale problems. Great office facilities.. One big MS family. Dog food the latest tech. Getting Windows Surface tablet. Multi vertical business company

    Cons

    Cross core and cross country teams not always get along. Some projects are so big that you get partial ownership which can affect your work. You could get stuck in their tech stack and not move on to other things later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing most things right. But when something goes wrong, mitigate it well in time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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