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A bumpy ride

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

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good money, some places have very interesting work, but one has to look hard for them. You get to work with some incredibly smart people, and affect lives of millions. Or at least that's how it used to be.

Cons

Politics. Suddenly the whole team goes down the drain, and you have to jump off really fast if you don't want to get stuck in sewer for a long time.
Compensation is getting less and less competitive with time.
Upper management is not very bright or competent, everything worthy is done despite them.

Advice to Management

Just go away, and let innovative people take over.

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    Cutthroat and unfriendly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Nice location

    The work that you do may not be super interesting, but it's nice to see that your work is actually used in a piece of software used by millions.

    Cons

    Many unfriendly team members
    Strange work mentality

    The work environment is very unfriendly. Even though you are in teams, everybody at Microsoft really looks out for themselves.


  2. Microsoft

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, smart people and benefits.

    Cons

    Collaboration between divisions can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Force better Collaboration between divisions.


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