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Microsoft is a great company to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

When going to global market, can use more inside talents

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Microsoft is a great company to work for

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