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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 for more than 10 years

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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No opinion of CEO

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    Meh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great name on resume, get free stuff

    Cons

    Leadership not qualified to lead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very unprofessional leadership team

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    fenomenal talent in a destructive setting

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    Former Employee - Group Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    worked with the smartest people in the world

    Cons

    organization is too big for its current structure and framework of processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fold and consolidate, fold and consolidate; downsize back to the shape where organization was effective.

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