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Great place to work, depending on the group

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great place to be an engineer, lots of flexibility and perks plus room to build your own success.

Cons

My group had too many layers of management, resulting in a muddy vision and direction.

Advice to Management

Less politics, more leadership.

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  1. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great company & management. Highly recommend.

    Cons

    Test/ and M are mostly overhead.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate test discipline.

  2. Stable, well compensated, super PC company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    well paid.
    Flexible working schedule.
    privacy-everone gest an office (for the most staff)
    good benefit package and discount card

    Cons

    Slow in motion.
    Lots of departmental and team politics. You have to rally lots of people around you to get your ideas move forward.
    Slow in getting a promotion - can take years to bump up one level.

    Advice to Management

    Be lean, responsive to the markets, and rid layers of the fake politics!

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