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Well balanced for life, interesting work, but not sure of the company's vision

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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 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

At Microsoft you work on products that are used by many people, and it's a huge rush to know that your code will be used millions of times. Work-life balance is better than any of my friends that work in similar roles at different companies. The pay is competitive, and the medical benefits until recently were best of the bunch.

Cons

You are working for the evil empire, assimilated by the borg, however you want to be told you've sold out you're probably going to hear it. Microsoft has a pretty bad rep, especially amongst the CSci crowd. Sometimes you might not agree with the direction the company seems to be moving in.

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  1. Meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great name on resume, get free stuff

    Cons

    Leadership not qualified to lead

    Advice to Management

    Very unprofessional leadership team


  2. Could be great if you can navigate the politics.

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    • Culture & Values
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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to do different types of work. Good benefits. Lots of perks e.g. mobile phone discounts on every major carrier, discounted software and hardware, free MSDN accounts, telecommute, free bus service.

    Cons

    Difficult to get ahead unless you can get noticed by the right people. Cutthroat performance review practices.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the company is going in the right direction. Middle management could use some work.


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