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Not a bad place to work

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Benefits were great, surrounded by knowledgeable people who love their job.

Cons

very redmond-centric. Was sometimes difficult to work with Redmond teams on projects. The company is very Redmond-focused. Performance reviews are a pain.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A lot of things nee to be streamlined.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Microsoft - Good, but too much silo'ing

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Flex time, telecommuting, I had a great manager who understood need for challenges. The division I worked for was an awesome bunch of people who liked to party.

    Cons

    Too much silo'ing, not enough information sharing between teams. Fear of layoffs and merging of IT groups caused people to withold information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recongnize that IT professionals need to be exposed to more than a subset of technologies to remain challenged, and change the silo'ing.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great place to work and has a very well defined process to get things done to ship products. Feature work is tracked and scheduled just like all other work. Dev, Test and PM work together to deliver a feature to the product and eventually - customers.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot of process involved when getting things done. If you're not a fan of proess, then this may hinder your productivity. However, every group/team is different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make Windows Mobile a more complete and comprehensive package for our customers. We are starting to lag behind in Mobile.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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