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If you're not a "native" MSFT employee, not so great. My company was acquired by Microsft

Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits. Lots of resources.

ConsIf you are not considered one of "their own", you are not treated that well, even if your talents or skills are better than some MSFT employees. Seemingly lots of opportunties to move within the company, but it's not that easy and you pretty much have to know other people on other teams to make that happen.

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Targets set to 130% of what is reasonable.

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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… Cons: Work life balance is a joke unless you are very tight… 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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I didn't make anything for the first year and a half. Just fixed bugs. Not fun.

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great work-life balance. Great bosses. Great colleagues that you can rely on. Private or shared offices (team size/facilities permitting; expect a three-plus year wait or… Cons: A not-invented-here mentality. The company is split into fiefdoms that look out for themselves first. The CEO, Steve Ballmer, is a clown with no vision,… Advice to Senior Management: Fire Ballmer. Great products over great profits. Focus on consumer products, and customers will pressure their workplaces to let them use those products, as with… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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