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Not a great place for young people

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

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

ProsSalary is good. Benifit is good. Work place is good. People are nice.

ConsUsually young people are hard to take challenging work. Promotion is mainly based on how long you have worked here. Hard to get promotion quickly, especailly in some old teams, like Windows, Office.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work, lots of different product groups, lots of different roles

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

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


Pros: The work culture is very open. There are a lot of different roles to choose from - developer, test engg, program manager, product management, marketing,… Cons: Most v1 products are a lot of fun to work on. When a product team gets bigger, then the processes that come with it are… Advice to Senior Management: Run a lean product group by focusing on a few areas that you absolutely want to shine in.… 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 but substandard pay

Software Development Engineer In Test IV (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year


Pros: * Great for building your resume! * Very friendly, laid-back atmosphere. * Enough challenging projects to keep one from getting bored. * Free drinks. * The feeling that the… Cons: * Pay scale is significantly below industry standards. * Most positions are contracts, which cannot exceed a year in length (after which you cannot work there… Advice to Senior Management: 1. Open source is your friend. Bring more OSS people into your ranks. These people can add a lot of insight about ways… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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