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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    top notch people, difficult problems to solve, high complexity

    Cons

    some times feels too big and too hard to get things out of the door

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Empowering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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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