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Great place to work

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

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

Pros

If you want to solve tough problems and work with an amazing set of people, this is the place to be.

Cons

MS is more like a bunch of companies under a single brand rather than a single company, so opinions vary with whom you ask. Your group and manager will ultimately determine how happy/successful you are.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Awesome company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    pay, people, software, location, technology

    Cons

    agility has been said to be a downfall of MSFT but at the end of the day they're still standing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep rockin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Superb Pay and Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits at Microsoft are outstanding. The campus is a great place to work. There are many exciting projects to work on. Under the right circumstances (good department, good manager, good processes), you can really make a difference in customers' lives.

    Cons

    You need to ask around to find out which department/group to work in. Some are more productive than others. If you get a bad one, you can get lost in a political mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The review system has got to go. It is a huge waste of 30-50% out of each year. It results in people working on projects for "visibility" and general politicking--most of which make no customer impact whatsoever. I'd come back if it weren't for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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