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Microsoft knows how to take care of their software developers

Software Development Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsDevelopers have their own offices. Because Microsoft has a longer release cycle than many software companies, the stereotypical "have to work overtime because the project is due" doesn't really apply. Very laid-back environment. As long as you get your work done and don't miss meetings, no one really minds when you work.

ConsAs with any company with thousands of employees, sometimes you can feel like a grain of sand on the beach. As a developer, you don't have a say in the big picture of the company. If that's important to you, don't work here; find a start-up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nov 16, 2012

Thank you for the candid review, great comments and insight.
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    Great opportunity for a college graduate

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Great perks. Flexible schedule / Ability to work remotely, even from a different country. Very good compensation, Good work/life… Cons: Cross-team collaboration is difficult. Just like any other large organization, there is too much unnecessary process,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great place to work with

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: 1. Wealth of knowledge and industry experience 2. Diverse set of… Cons: 1. Growth determined by who you know, not what you do 2.… Advice to Senior Management: Create more transparency about review system Improve the career growth trajectory… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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