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Great Place to Work - but YMMV

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Service Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Service Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Salaries, Benefits, Learning, Opportunities are awesome

Cons

Managers make or break your experience - no consistency across managers management skills, experience, expectations. Micromanagement is common.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your employees, give them space to grow and make opportunities available to internal applicants. Improve WLB not just by talking about it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good name on Resume
    2. Flexibility
    3. Work Life Balance

    Cons

    1. Politics
    2. Lack of vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    High stress and expectations, but fun and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of perks (free gear, best in class equipment), very smart peers. Innovation is encouraged. The ranks are filled with very smart people who live interesting lives.

    Cons

    High stress and lots of politics. It can be quite difficult to advance once you reach the higher levels. Even with tens of billions in the bank, there is little sense of job security -- your project may be canceled at any time, and it is your responsibility to find an alternate work group or you are let go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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