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A good place to work

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  • Senior Management
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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 for more than 5 years

Pros

Microsoft is a good company to work for. It offers:
- Good benefts, such as good pay, good health benefits, child care help
- Many groups and products to work on, so there is a breadth of technological space covered
- Very diverse work styles in different teams, some with v1 culture, other much more mature

Cons

- Smaller pay than other big companies in the field
- Some benefits that others offer (like free food) are not seen
- Some teams have a lot of process to follow, which slows them down

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Software Development Engineer at MS

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - Work with may smart people.
    - They have a varied portfolio of products that you can move around inside the company depending on your interests.
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    Cons

    - Lots of politics and bureaucracy get in the way.
    - The review process is dependent on how you are perceived, not really based on what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the internal turf wars so that every team is striving for the same goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Flexible and fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of variety in the things you can do, this compay had hundreds of teams working on hundreds of different products & services from healthcare to education to automotive to games. The fun never stops.

    Cons

    A large company means things flow top down, means a lot of teams to coordinate with, means cost cutting, means beaurocracy and less autonomy. There is still the old-boys club mentality though it is slowly changing. Not very many women at the top, especially in engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    telecommuting is the future of tomorow's workplace, and a great way to save.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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