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Software Engineer II

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- If you know how to play the game you can have OK reviews.
- Great medical (that's disappearing though)
- Fair 401k match
- Good work accommodation
- Good job stability

Cons- HORRIBLE review process that pits employees against each other. (Heavy stack rank and rating system).
- Very inept management.
- Poor product stack and deliver for software services particularly in windows live.
- Very poor career advancement especially in test disciplines.
- Not a good learning organization / don't expect any group think or team work. Individual Contribution is all that matters there.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the review process to be weighted as follows:
1/3 Company performance.
1/3 Team Contribution.
1/3 Individual Performance.

Push life boat drills to be a footnote in the system.
Increase peer review feedback weight.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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my experience at M.S

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Redmond, WA

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Pros: good 401K, good salary...good products Cons: most senior program managers in technical teams suffer from lack of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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incredible opportunities that simply do not exist elsewhere

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Seattle, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Autonomy, Commitment, Funding, Brand Cache, Smart Peers, Great Researchers, Great… Cons: Politics Reputation Poor HR methods lead to disfunctional atmosphere Advice to Senior Management: Stop the Jack Welch wannabe draconian tactics. Respect the people you… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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