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Helpful (1)

Awesome company to work!

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

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

Pros

Fair work-life balance. Competitive salaries/benefits/perks. Work on or with cutting-edge technology that will impact the life of millions of people worldwide.

Cons

It's a very big company, and there can be differences in work culture cross divisions.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    MS had gone downhill over the last 7 years or so.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Stack ranked review system. Constant peer competition, and not collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review process. Period. It used to be the benefits that lured people to MS. Now they’re comparable to all other big companies. Nothing special about them.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Microsoft LCA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The healthcare benefits are great; salaries range is in keeping with national average for in-house attorneys.

    Cons

    The culture is highly political. Employees are promoted based on politics (READ: the ability to kiss ass) rather than talent as an attorney. In fact, if you are interested in actually doing your job well and being an honest employee and team player, you can pretty much bet that you'll spend your career in the bottom rungs of the department getting the shaft from the dirtbags who get promoted over you. As a result, the senior levels in the department are filled with vicious backstabbing idiots and the culture is pretty much the equivalent of that you'd find in the arena at the Hunger Games. Everyone is out for themselves and eager to find a team member to offer up for sacrifice as one of the mandatory bottom 10% under-performers required for each review period. The work isn't challenging-- a chimp could do most of it as its based on using templates and following instructions on the "One LCA" Intranet site. You'll spend 90% of your time filling out forms or copying word-for-word the recommended response to a client question posted on the Intranet.

    Advice to Management

    Like the rest of Microsoft, LCA needs a complete change at the top. There's really no advise that I can provide to the current management, except this: resign for the good of the department and the company.


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