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Great company, lots of room to move, but heavy on politics

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms of salary and benefits. Amazing people who can make your job fun and energizing.

Cons

Politics stifles innovation. Dissent is still politically loaded, and depending on your group, career suicide. Culture of silence around bad managers means there are many bad ones, more than you'd expect, at a large, productive company. Some of the folks who've been around a long time, and are very senior in the company, need to be moved around, or out.

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Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Got to do the job I love

    Cons

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    Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and friendly people.

    Cons

    Lots of work coming in at random times, so it can be a little hard to separate work from social life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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