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Looking back : Seven years at Microsoft

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

The people you work with everyday, make for an incredible workplace experience. Lots of smart people to learn from and to challenge you.

There's a lot of diverse technologies and domains to pick from as an software engineer. Find something that challenges and excites you without leaving the company.

The benefits are great, though they used to be better. Some great updates were made this year and that makes me optimistic about the future.

Cons

Sometimes suffers from typical big company problems. Changes and are slow and bureaucratic at times. Many teams still manage to find ways around that and remain extremely agile.

It's easy to get lost in the crowd and stand out. There is a LOT of very smart and talented individuals here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make it easier to make lateral career changes within Microsoft.

The current Stack Ranking Review system needs to go. It needs to be replaced with something that rewards teams rather than individual successes.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be clear and honest. Ask help.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, and great work, and even better perks.

    Cons

    Nothing extremely negative comes to mind

    Recommends
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