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

I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an 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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Doesn't matter how good a job you do, you won't get acknowledged/promoted if your manager doesn't like u for some reason

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    As long as you are have a good manager, you can do wonders in MS. There are opportunities to grow inany discipline.

    Cons

    Lot of bureaucracy/politics, lack of good managers who can direct, guide and bring up their people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should seriously look into the feedback that the employees give about their mangaers and take some serious actions so that the bad managers don't get away with anything they feel like doing.

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

    A lot of political agendas being served across multiple businesses

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    Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    good salary, good benefits, smart people

    Cons

    no check and balance for horrible managers
    MS Poll results largely ignored
    lots of power grabbing amongst individuals trying to make a name for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if someone consistently gets horrible managerial feedback, get them out of management, or get them training to become better. Pay attention to the attrition rate, and take the time to talk to people who are disatisfied to see if there is a common theme taking place.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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