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Best company I have ever worked for in my 20 years of engineering career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

SW Engineers are rock stars!
State of the art
Many internal opportunities
Growth and training

Cons

Legacy techs in some teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Implement!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career growth is random and luck based

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is better than other tech companies though no ideal. Additionally there are people around who are willing to spend crazy amounts of time at work which hurts others having a more balanced life.

    Cons

    It is hard to determine how your performance is reviewed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Treats Employees ALMOST as Bad as Customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great 401k Plan
    Great Discounts
    Good Training Resource
    Relationships w/ Fortune 500 Companies

    Cons

    TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT
    Seen as irrelevant in tech innovation, but refuses to change focus
    No Work/Life Balance
    Eroded Values that are Ignored for Bottom Line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major managerial changes needed from CEO down
    Give up on losing strategies and start a NEW and FRESH play book

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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