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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

People are very smart in microsoft. You can learn.

Cons

Hard to going up the chain. It prefers people that are able to talk. Hard to innovate because lots of restrictions.

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    Great benefits, culture focused on corporate gamesmanship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Projects 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 ManagementAdvice

    Tolerate 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting work place if you are just out of college!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary is good, you are surrounded by really smart people. The work environment is pretty laid back.

    Cons

    Things tend to get slow as there is quite a bit of red tape. Vision trickles down too slowly

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