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Empowering

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Design Verification Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Design Verification Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

Let you do your thing
Huge learning opportunities
Access to the latest technology
No micromanagement from the managers
Encourage initiative

Cons

Limited opportunities for advancement
Some office politics is unavoidable
Everything takes very long

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to engineers, not middle management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Solid coding in a varied but silo'd environment

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Microsoft is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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