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Great place to work with

  • 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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Wealth of knowledge and industry experience
2. Diverse set of products
3. Great pay, benefits and profit sharing

Cons

1. Growth determined by who you know, not what you do
2. Developers are given preference over test and PM
3. Too much red tape

Advice to Management

Create more transparency about review system
Improve the career growth trajectory for SDET role
Cut the red tape

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  1. Empowering

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    Current Contractor - Design Verification Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Design Verification Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Talk to engineers, not middle management

  2. Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Reno, NV

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits; open communication between levels; felt like my work and opinions were respected even by upper management in my group. In addition, my last manager there was excellent.

    Cons

    There was not much opportunity for advancement within my group for me (I was interested in pursuing software development rather than management) and it was hard to break into other groups, even though I had received consistently high performance reviews. Although I felt qualified, I was unable to land any positions that interested me in the Seattle area and ended up leaving the company so that I could continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    I was happy with the managers that I dealth with.

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