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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Great company, Good work-life balance, competitive benefits and salaries. Company has a great culture of GIVING to the community.

Cons

Annual performance review is based on relative rating with your peers within your team and with your other peers across the teams. Since it is relative and the performance curve is forced, some % of people have to fall in all the buckets of rating(1,2,3,4,5). Due to this, peers don't help each other much which results in lack of team collaboration.

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    I wish I can get the job, I left in 2009 and regret it.

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    Former Employee - Patent Assessment  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Patent Assessment in New York, NY

    I worked at Microsoft part-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment surrounded with smart people, with the right values, I left to form my own company and I really miss it at Microsoft.

    Cons

    Timely deadlines, seasonal pressure, pleaseing your bosses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could use some more appreciation from upper management

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    Neutral Outlook
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    Smart people, interesting work

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They do a little bit of everything. If you want to do it, you can probably do it at Microsoft.

    Cons

    The culture is frustrating, and it feels like the executive level decisions are completely detached from the wishes of the employees at times.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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