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Stable company with lack luster leadership

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Stable company, good work life balance and ok pay

Cons

Bureaucratic and sluggish. Lots of politics.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Decent company to work for, but is no longer the awesome company it once was.

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

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

    Pros

    Par salary & benes
    Coworkers were mostly great

    Cons

    Review model encourages backstabbing by less ethical team members
    Review model discourages work/life balance
    Lots of failing upward to be seen...
    Not keeping pace with the incentives provided by other large tech employers
    Company culture has been eroding steadily for the past 15 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ballmer is a clown. Need someone with a clue at the top.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead-End SDET

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    When on a good team the sky is the limit.
    401k with matching.
    Volunteer support.
    Good for single people out of college and those just starting families.

    Cons

    Benefits have taken a big hit. Medical has gone in the crapper. Morale stinks in what used to be Live.
    Managers encourage employee backstabbing each other.
    Review system
    Expected to work late everyday and check e-mail from home. Expected to have work e-mail on phone with no contribution to expenses.
    No option to take cash rather than stock. The stock is worthless, why would I want more?
    Not a good place for established families. Lots of age & marital discrimination. A Dev Lead stated that he only wanted young unmarried people straight out of college because he can work them to death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MSFT is heading in the wrong direction at so many levels. Need to dump the current review system.
    The company needs a hard reboot.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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