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Targets set to 130% of what is reasonable.

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Former Employee - Programmer Writer  in  Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Programmer Writer in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Pick your manager, the good ones will excuse the things you don't get to. Network with other groups, pick a winning product, don't get tied down with a losing product. Benefits and perks are great, they are giving all sort of windows 8 goodies to the FTEs - while they are cutting medical coverage - go figure.

Cons

Work life balance is a joke unless you are very tight with your manager. Manage your own career, Microsoft will not love you.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work - everything depends on org/team

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    lot of emphasis on code quality
    lots of teams with opportunities in any field /area of interest.
    some great co workers

    Cons

    excessive process and slower rate of getting things done.
    the review system is confusing and sometimes rewards visibility more than effort

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    the culture is changing

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    Current Employee - Director Marketing  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    big company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    political culture, back biting employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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