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Senior Software Development Engineer

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

if every thing well around you , you will get a good bonus and salary

Cons

you don't learn or do too much as you are very busy on daily competition. The competition is not on innovation and deeper analysis. Employees are scared of trying new things as at the end what matters is not to have a failed project .

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think the company is focused on the employee review rather than focusing on how to bit Google and how to best use employees with what ever they can contribute. All the time employees are just thinking about how to make sure that they don't lose the bonus and preparing an exist strategy as the pressure is too much to stay.

I believe no can innovate while he or she is in pressure. Just let the 70 percent of the employees have free time to think and give you their share of the best of next generation. Instead of trying to deliver the best product to the whole world with mind set of 20% employee it is better to try to deliver the best to the whole world with the mind set of 70%. So don't undermine the 70%.If the majority is happy the company goes up if the majority goes down the company goes down!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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    Cons

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