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Great company to work at

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

Cons

Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

Advice to Management

Lots of talented people to work with

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Environment strongly depends on team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with quite a few intelligent people.
    Wide range of technologies to work on.
    Relatively fair salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible philosophy on performance management - survival of the fittest, enforced performance curve with periodic cleansing, where the tail of the curve must leave the company, and most of the other get unfair reward. As a result people compete with each other and not with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Change performance management system.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It's a amazing company on a path to regain the crown

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Experience with variety of technology, products, business opportunities within same umbrella
    - Great place to learn about developing large scale software
    - Great salary and benefits - company takes good care of employees

    Cons

    - Some Performance evaluation philosophies are flawed
    - Management is rarely measured for good people management. -good technical folks are people managers.

    Advice to Management

    - Agility of software development hindered by tools
    - People Managers should be seriously measured for people management
    - When products fail or under-perform, it should impact executives who lead it, but have moved on to other jobs.

    Microsoft Response

    Nov 26, 2012Marketing Manager

    Great review, thank you for taking the time. We appreciate the honest feedback.

    Best,
    GEM


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