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Great place to work.

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

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

Pros

- Big challenges
- Smart people
- Stable company
- Great overall benefits

Cons

- Slow to innovate on the consumer market
- Lack of internal collaboration and unified strategy between different business
- Lack of unified customer experience
- Crappy performance evaluation model

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Do what is right for Microsoft and not what is right for your group
- More autonomy to smaller teams

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    I love working for MicroSoft.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on products that impacts millions of customers.

    Cons

    Process oriented and management is not technical enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people with technical skills . Most of them are getting promoted just because of their communication skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Microsoft promotes evil managers

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a lovely campus in a lovely part of the country. The company is financially healthy.

    Cons

    Microsoft attracts and promotes managers who are narcissistic, hyper-competitive, and often unethical. If you happen to get one of these managers, you will suffer greatly.

    Like many large companies, Microsoft has a peer-review system that drives a gang-like type of social behavior amongst its employees. Often, the most successful employees are experts at manipulating their coworkers (and measuring loyalty). Such a system is the bane of employees who are inventive, productive, and intellectually honest. Good people simply cannot survive in such an atmosphere.

    New employees are instructed to watch a series of training videos where a major theme is: "No employee can be penalized for behaving ethically." This is completely false. There are no systems in place to protect employees who behave ethically. If your manager is evil, you will likely be penalized for behaving ethically.

    Also, what the hell is an SDET anyway? Are you kidding me?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should alter their code of conduct. They should seek to be replaced by people who are intelligent and ethical. It should be possible for employees to succeed who have the following qualities: Ethical, Productive, Intelligent, Trustworthy, Honest.

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