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Great place to work.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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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    Great place to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    1. Wealth of knowledge and industry experience
    2. Diverse set of products
    3. Great pay, benefits and profit sharing

    Cons

    1. Growth determined by who you know, not what you do
    2. Developers are given preference over test and PM
    3. Too much red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more transparency about review system
    Improve the career growth trajectory for SDET role
    Cut the red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reno, NV

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; open communication between levels; felt like my work and opinions were respected even by upper management in my group. In addition, my last manager there was excellent.

    Cons

    There was not much opportunity for advancement within my group for me (I was interested in pursuing software development rather than management) and it was hard to break into other groups, even though I had received consistently high performance reviews. Although I felt qualified, I was unable to land any positions that interested me in the Seattle area and ended up leaving the company so that I could continue to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was happy with the managers that I dealth with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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