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Great company to work for

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Very Political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice campus, individual offices, perks, smart coworkers, excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Slow release cycle, product decisions often made by group consensus which makes the product less interesting. Product roadmap often reactionary to industry

  2. Helpful (2)

    Not the company it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optimized Desktop Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Optimized Desktop Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Beautiful Campus, Awesome Parties, They love to blow money on alcohol, no drug testing because 75% of the company would get fired!

    Cons

    Major Management Problems, A review system that makes you want to leave Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Ballmer and Lisa in HR before it's too late.

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