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Wish it were better

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Good Benefits, salary and equipment

Cons

Strange Culture, out of touch with regular people. Most everyone acts like they are better than the rest of the world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back Bill so the the company can innovate again.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, highly competitive industry and environment
    Great bright and smart people
    Significant amount of tools and resources to get things done
    Results oriented culture

    Cons

    Size of the company increasing cycles to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay nimble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company that walks the talk, but you need to understand the politics behind

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to work with great benefits
    - Work/life balance may not be ideal, but management is very interested to improve it
    - Stable and complex organization that will certainly provide you great experience
    - Great exit options and great place to build a long-term career

    Cons

    - Unless you understand the politics behind, you are not going to move up quickly
    - Even when you do, most of the opportunities are lateral
    - You are not changing the world, most of the time, you are just making sure it doesn't fall apart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a middle manager, help your employees to understand how to be successful--not just by working hard--but by working smarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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