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Microsoft is a great company to work for

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

You can find a group that will interest you. There are lots of opportunities within Microsoft. Also Microsoft has great benefits and supports charities and tries to be a green company. You can make a big impact in Technology world and to customers.

Cons

I think the review model should be redefined. Having a curve system and stack ranking is not the best solution and it impacts employee's productivity in a bad way.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Escalation Engineer

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    Former Employee - Escation Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Escation Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is like working in a candy store, everything is there. If you want to learn any kind of programming, that is the place to be. Then there is the benefits which are amazing. That may be toned down in the future, but it has been great.

    Cons

    It is really hard to be recognized for doing great work. The review system is a curve on very small groups so it is easy to get into a bad spot. Even if you are the best at what you do, you can get a bad review because you aren't growing enough or some other nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the poor review system and Microsoft will be truly great again.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent

    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Investigations  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager of Investigations in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and issues, amazing team,

    Cons

    Fast paced and you need to be on your toes and give 110%

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