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Great benefits, culture focused on corporate gamesmanship

Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)

ProsGreat pay, bonuses, opportunity for upward mobility.
Wide variety of opportunities.

ConsProjects are run in such a way as to discourage innovation and exploration. More time spent planning and justifying than doing. Use agile terminology when the environment combines agile and waterfall in a way that robs each of the things that are positive about them. No empowerment to adapt the process to the team and project.

Advice to Senior ManagementTolerate more ambiguity to allow more innovation. Forcing teams to spend so much time telling you what they're going to do, by when, months in advance is discouraging risk-taking and innovation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

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


    Pros: Innovative, lots of room to move around, employees are treated well in terms… 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… Advice to Senior Management: The cons include my advice to management. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great place to work as a summer intern.

    Intern (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: The internship program at Microsoft is excellent. They seem to treat interns as full time employees in terms of work. They also have lots of… Cons: The project I was given could have been more interesting,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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