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Used to be great but mediocre now

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. Great Impact
2. Good Benefits
3. Generally smart people

Cons

1.Too much politicking
2. People tend to do stuff to get better reviews Vs the right thing

It is always having to worry about the review that bugged me. People generally dont tend to "own" things. Managers have been typically in their roles for more than a few years so they dont have much incentive to grow.

Advice to Management

Let Innovative people grow !

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, culture focused on corporate gamesmanship

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. SDETII

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with. Flexible work schedule. Challenging projects and deadlines. Care for customers and attitude to win.

    Cons

    Wall street seems does not like it.

    Advice to Management

    Know we have competitors in the games. Know we have a lot to catch up in many areas.


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