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Microsoft is a great company to work for

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smart colleagues; Lots of exposure to world class technology; Most people have their own office; Career Growth room is also good, can go either management or higher technical position;

Cons

Office potitics is heavy sometimes; Female employees are proportional fewer; Bottom-up innovation is hard.

Advice to Management

When going to global market, can use more inside talents

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  1. Not great, not terrible...okay for now

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Salary when comparing similar positions. Healthcare is still good with new changes. Can control your work/life balance with careful planning. Great people to work with; product development teams always willing to help.

    Cons

    Review system needs a revamp. It is one big, every moving bell curve. You're rewarded based on management visibility vs. quality of work. Reward system/ranking is completely subjective. You don't know where you stand until it is too late. Not rewarded for innovation or doing your job. Not enough objectivity. People only worried about calibtraton and where they fall vs. what to do to make the company better! Extremely political. You definitely need to know the right people to advance! Need to know the rules of the game to succeed. Climbing the ladder is all about who you know and if they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Put in a better review system. Good people leaving based on being poorly ranked. Stack rankining employees will not lead to company success. Reward innovation! Always put the customer first and listen vs. what you think the customer wants. Rethink what makes a good leader. Hint: being female does not equal great leader!


  2. Great so far, but not as expected

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A lof of challenging work and interesting opportunities.

    Cons

    Experience depends on what team you are in.


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