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Good Pay, Great Benefits - death by committee!

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Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

I really like the culture of Microsoft as well as how they treat there employees. The work was fast paced and challenging. It's a hard company to get into - but once you are there, if you do good work you will be recognized.

Cons

Typical meeting had 10-15 people all with laptops open reading email, ignoring the topic at hand as they usually had no "say" and were just in the loop so as to spread responsibility. Very bureaucratic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your managers - or fire them. If you have more than three people in a room chances are a lot of time is going to get wasted that should have been used productively. Use email and polls to get buy-in.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Best five years of employment ever!

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Worked with some of the smartest people in the world. Fantastic team, great leadership, terrific work environment.

    Cons

    too few to mention, it was a great place to work and I enjoyed it until I got burned out on the phones. My getting tired of support calls wasn't a Microsoft issue.

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    Great company to work at

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

    Cons

    Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of talented people to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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