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Solid coding in a varied but silo'd environment

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Tons of within-company opportunities, lots of data to work with, you can find great people, your work affects millions and millions of people.

Cons

Bureaucratic, engineering practices lag industry standards in many teams, the organization is anything but lean, there are plenty of leeches.

Advice to Management

Find a way, any way, to get rid of the bottom 20% without hurting morale. Stop growing if that's what's causing lax hiring? Communicate shareholder value goals all the way down to the base, and encourage quantitative thinking about scenarios instead of fuzzy story-telling.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    the culture is changing

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    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    big company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    political culture, back biting employees,


  2. Microsoft is a great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPR Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - CPR Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are rewarded on what you do, not who you know.

    Cons

    New health care plan after Obamacare implemented a 40% tax on Cadillac plans.


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