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Great place to learn, if you like Redmond

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer
Current Employee - Software Developer

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

Pros

- Opportunities to learn and move within
- Pay well
- Good health care
- Generally good, intelligent people

Cons

- Internal politics
- Review system creates competitive, and not collaborative, environment in some cases
- Upper management not that great, potentially due to above two points.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good breadth of experiences and opportunities, but disconnected being up in the NW

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Great benefits, good set of folks to work with, interesting and varied work

    Cons

    - Product silos for too long but starting to break them down, not risking-taking enough
    - Being in the Northwest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Adding a further personal touch will go long way

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was phenomenal.

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    They are one of the biggest and most successful companies in the world.

    Cons

    Moving to Washington is just too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would prepare speaking more before the interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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