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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Get a chance to work on great product

Cons

Company is huge so the sense of existence is relatively weaker

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    The Good & the Bad of Msft....

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large Company, Lots of Marketing People, Funds set aside to help Market Products, Lots of Products, Long history of relationships with customers, Msft even has Financing options available to customers to make "deals' happen (ie 0% for 6-12 months). Good health benefits. Good match in 401k.

    Cons

    Trying to move up in large company is nearly impossible, seems the manager turnover only penalizes the FTE even more because then there no "current advocates" for FTE when it comes time for Annual Review and Stock Award. Annual Review Process is stacked against 80% of the workers. Good people lose in the Annual Review Process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way you evaluate FTEs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    all resources needed to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    A lot of smart people
    Lots of resources
    Challenging work environment that will push you to be better every day

    Cons

    Hard to align priorities across teams
    There are a lot of middle management that is worried about not losing face with their bosses rather than building great products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do 10 things right and delight customers, stop trying to do everything.
    Raise the quality bar, customers want better products

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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