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The company lower the bar in hiring

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

People there are very nice, the position is stable and not stressful

Cons

There are too many people. The company lower the bar in hiring. The politics things happen all around the company.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to learn the basics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    A place where for the most part you only deal with smart and competent people. It's a place where we measure twice and then cut once.

    Cons

    Very heavy machinery when it comes to process - it's very hard to "just do it". Most work translates to cross team work which adds layers of complexity in terms of people. As a developer it's hard to balance the creative way of approaching software versus the analytical "figure out everything before we do anything".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not really an option at Microsoft to just go fix things in other products - the only thing you can do is open a bug and hope that the other team will deal with it. Management should encourage, empower and reward people that cross product boundaries.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Stable company, Wide range of technologies

    Cons

    Big company and lot of heirarchy

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