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Great company to work for

Lead Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

Pros+ Variety of products (xbox, windows, phone, office, bing, etc) offer broad opportunities
+ Flexible work hours and great benefits
+ Very competitive pay

Cons+ Image/perception
+ Businesses could leverage each other more
+ Typical politics, but doesn't feel worse than other large companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    experience was great

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: great pay and benefits lot of smart people around you free drinks!… Cons: location isnt really great unless its the summer too many processes that prevent one from… Advice to Senior Management: Need to stop thinking in archaic terms and technologies, especially senior… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Calibration process is forcing unhealthy competition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: 1. Generally good benefits-- medical, dental, health club, PRIME (local… Cons: 1. Review process and calibration curve appears to favor and disfavor employees due to politics 2. Calibration curve results in limited partnerships/collaboration… Advice to Senior Management: Peer reviews are suspect when the manager requires reviews from peers in the same calibration band. Many employees adopt a "Prisoner's Dilemma" philosophy. You don't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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