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Great company to work with

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (more than an 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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    Job satisfaction and security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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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    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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