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Good company with great employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

-Huge company with broad range of products and services - You will find something in MSFT that you are passionate about
-Employees are treated well, fairness and equality in workplace, lots of perks
-There are a lot of bright people here that you can learn from.

Cons

-Stack ranking: Forced curves
-bureaucracy: sometimes you have to work your way to avoid bureaucracy
-internal politics: personal achievement sometimes becomes more important than customer needs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Be more visionary

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but company stuck in the past...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, large impact, global experience.

    Cons

    Windows, windows, windows...all rotates around the Windows platform vs. innovating and leading the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bag the horrible review model (MSFT doesn't hire 2, 3, 4 and 5 rating employees so folks hate the label) and free up innovation to compete with Windows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a great place for young people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Usually 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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