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Company of engineers

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

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

Pros

Unlike other companies, a developer is not a mere developer, but a lot more. Like customer focus, contributing to program management is also expected

Cons

Being a big company, there is friction between teams, there is not a very effective channel for intra team communication.

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    Director

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    Current Employee - Director - BI in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director - BI in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    High IQ teams
    Great benefits
    Enormous opportunity to scale

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Lack of vision and leadership
    Incompetent HR
    Innovation gets low priority

    Advice to Management

    Rest an Vest attitude.
    Glass ceiling for women at leadership level.
    Service not valued by the company leadership.
    Need to stop waiting for the wheels to squeak before fixing.
    Multi year funding is a must

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    Inbred leadership accepting of evil

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and great benefits with access to amazingly knowledgeable people.
    Great facilities, college campus like setting.

    Cons

    You have to pay the devil to work there. Evil stack ranking. Narcissistic leaders with little to no ethics are far to easy to find. Retribution is practiced regularly. Simply the most political corporate environment I have ever worked in with the lowest regard for ethics.

    Advice to Management

    If a leader has no ethics, take them out of leadership.
    Oh,and get rid of Ballmer. What a disaster.

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