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

ProsFree 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

ConsThe 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

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Limited growth opportunities for senior employees

    Principal Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: - Mature company. Job security. Decent compensation. OK work-life balance (can depend on team) - Still a lot of smart people around, so there's… Cons: - Losing stinks. Microsoft is not doing well in areas considered "cool" these days (e.g. online and mobile space). The core technology is under assault… Advice to Senior Management: Sometimes, it's obvious when the very top person-in-charge has run their course. It might have been a good run, but there comes a time when… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Slow, Safe but irrelevant

    Developer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: Safe and a nice place to work. Good for people… Cons: Microsoft owns the end to end stack. When you look… Advice to Senior Management: Innovate more. Let young people take over. Keep the experienced… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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