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Easy tech job, well paying

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Microsoft is fairly easy work-wise compared to other tech companies in the sector. If you're looking to have a life and get a pretty good paycheck, you should work here. If you want to make huge blazing changes in the industry, don't bother unless you are very senior -- too large of a company to make any real change

Cons

Due to its size, there's a lot of employee redundancy and bloat. Too much red tape and working with multiple teams to get very simple tasks completed. Your manager will make or break you here - be sure you get a good one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Align senior exec incentives to things like innovation and creativity, constantly measuring performance with scorecards is a waste of time and doesn't bring us any closer to coming up with new ideas

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Excellent company to work for!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Career Opportunities
    Compensation & Benefits
    Work/Life Balance
    Senior Management
    Culture & Values

    Cons

    Extreme and Agressive competition
    Challenging environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrific pay and small team sizes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice pay
    The size of my team was just right so we could be very productive by meeting all at the same time.

    Cons

    Structure of the company hampers creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put forth more effort into innovation and modernization. Microsoft has too much emphasis on their finances.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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