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Pretty great company to work for

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

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

Pros

Big company with lots of different things going on. Lots of smart people working on so many cutting edge areas, it can be very exciting. Windows 8 seems promissing, so does Win Phone 8. Xbox & Kinnect are awesome. Very interesting to see how O365 will grow from here - should be a big success...

Cons

Individual smaller team cultures are diminishing a bit as everything in the company is ending up under Office or Windows and being more tightly integrated. This is compounded by elimination of business owners in favor of the 'functional model.'

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  1. Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to learn new technologies.
    - Flexibility in terms of work hours
    - Typically, your interests are taken into account for whatever project you work on
    - In general, the managers are good.

    Cons

    - The sheer size of the company can sometimes limit growth opportunities.
    - Not every team is cutting edge

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The people, the management style, the people again! Access to fun technology.

    Cons

    Can be lightly lower pay scale

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    Approves of CEO
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