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Best place I have worked at

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Salary
Benefits
Peers - very intelligent
Career paths

Cons

There is no check/balance to ensure you and your manager are compatible

Advice to Management

Do a better job sharing the company's vision to the rest of the company
Better marketing is necessary
Target consumers more

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  1. Helpful (4)

    A run-of-the-mill workplace...

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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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A vast company and a solid workplace to start off with before you move to greener pastures. It was a great company once.

    Cons

    It is only a shadow of its former self. The engineering processes have matured and the rot of excessive management makes it a living hell.

    Advice to Management

    Please leave and move to other workplaces where you can actually make a difference.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Not the company it was.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal/Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Principal/Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, access to technology.

    Cons

    Almost everything these days is downside. The worst part of the company is its senior management--their strategy and executional ability is terrible. The company has an awful HR culture--no matter what HR represents, everything above level 65 is political and based on the subjective opinion of some inept VP. Great place to start your career. Leave at level 63.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Steve Ballmer, and eliminate stack ranking.

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