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Great company to work for

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

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

Pros

Work-life balance is better as compared to other companies.
Great benefits.
Smart co-workers.
Option to change product group.

Cons

Contentious performance review model - visibility gets rewarded more than collaboration.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A lot of oppotunities and smart people

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Oppotunities in different area and technology
    Smart people, world class environment

    Cons

    Competitive review process
    Too big to move fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Great perks and opportunities to learn. Mediocre Performance Review model.

    • 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

    Compensation is competitive. Perks of working at one of the largest software companies is cool (beta testing, access to all products for free, etc). Lots of opportunities for lateral movement within the company to work on something totally different.

    Cons

    Review model forces employees to compete with each other instead of collaborate. Lots of focus around 'visibility'. Ie. you get rewarded more if you are the loudest person in the room, but not as much about if you are doing great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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