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Positive

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Free soda lots, lots of encouragement, engaging projects, many company events that were loads of fun, 2 monitors per desk, surface launch was an expecially awesome surprise for us all

Cons

The company is poorly percieved especially by the media. Second tier to other major tech companies like oracle, google, facebook, accenture, cisco, sun, linux, and so on and so forth etc

Advice to Management

Cubciles > offices

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Rich company with big ambition - but the complexity of the company gets in it's way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    smart people, lots of resources, global ambition, some very good foundational systems

    Cons

    the complexity of the model driving software and services means people spend so much time in their own realm there is little colloboration

    Advice to Management

    allow free thinking - and encourage folks to move across boundaries


  2. Microsoft is a best place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple personalized cafeterias, free equipment, office with a door, awards, smaller org setting within a huge company, work-life balance, higher pay, benefits, stock options

    Cons

    Curve review system for FTE that forces managers to give high performing members of their org a bottom score. Mandatory attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the review system so everyone has a scorecard that is evaluated once per quarter then the stack rank at the end of the year per level will have metrics and be founded on a more concrete structure.


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