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Good company with good pay and benefits

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Overall it is good to be part of Microsoft. They pay well, benefits are good. Bonus and stock options are also good.

Cons

Responsibility expectation is huge. Recently, they removed the no-cast medical benefits which make all of employees likely take a big cut in their take home salary. 401K match is only 50% where most of the big companies match 100%. Work-balance is always hard to maintain.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase the 401K match to 100 %.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lots of great things about the company, but easy to get lost

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Saturated with smart people, puts a lot of effort to make career progress tangible, multitudes of international opportunities, fun corporate campus, like its own little city

    Cons

    Very large HC so easy to get lost in, corporate culture tries to over-complicate everything, over-riding belief that you can "engineer" anything from customer satisfaction to employee happiness, not enough trust in the field talent by HQ, careers move slow outside of HQ

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learning experience

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    An already stable company good for learning.

    Cons

    No exposure for Contract employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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