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This is a company that contiues to grow!

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

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

Pros

Great working environment and benefits. People are treated well and with respect.
Contrary to some of the comments I think the senior management has done and is still doing a great job leading this company in the direction we need to go, in this extremely competitive industry, constantly looking ahead and shifting course/gear as needed.

Cons

Being a mature company some of us may be complacent?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow innovation, innovation, innovation!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stable - No Nonsense JOB

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

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

    Pros

    Very Smart People in General
    Focus on Delivery
    Great Execution
    Very High Impact

    Cons

    Slow Growth
    Too Many Middle Managers and Complex Political Environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a exit strategy for old timers who do not have motivation and skills anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Learn good software engineering practices, and then rethink about your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the smartest people if you are in the right group here. You will have an opportunity to learn so much about software engineering. Good facilities and perks.

    Cons

    Too big a company and too many re-orgs. It hampers an individual contributor's growth. You will be learning Microsoft technologies a lot. These doesn't help if you look for opportunities outside Microsoft. You will basically be a person who knows only about Microsoft technologies and nothing about open source technology stack. A Microsoft engineer might not be that highly regarded in other big companies simply because of the technologies learnt while in Microsoft.
    Another issue is that you will be as good as your lead projects you in front of everyone else. So if your lead doesn't like you, you are screwed. This lead might not be the one who interviewed you and hired you because of re-org. So basically it is something like you interviewed for team A, but when you join, because of re-orgs you end up working for team B and totally different person who you did not meet during the interview time.
    Another thing is SDET career is not good at all. Anyone who joins as SDET is just wasting career here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less re-orgs please. Review the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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