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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 for more than 10 years

Pros

it is great to work with brilliant co-workers

Cons

work life balance could be better

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A good place to work

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gigantic space, single office. Smart and knowledgeable colleagues. Large scale projects. Meaningful work. Reasonably good salary. No state income tax in WA.

    Cons

    Many jobs are about maintaining and improving mature products, thus less innovative. Innovative projects tend to be concentrated in certain fields. Overall, the company is currently less innovative than some of its competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Microsoft is a good place to work for among the technology companies

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Microsoft has very high customer base of more than 1 billion customers. So working at Microsoft provides ability to impact and help billion customers around the world. There are many very popular products at Microsoft, so it's also convenient to just move across the company if you want to work on different types of products.

    Cons

    Since Microsoft is a large company with large user base, there are very few product teams in the company that would provide start up experience (if that's what someone is looking for). Having said that, there are always few teams at Microsoft that are working on new projects, so there is opportunity to find start up experience type projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that upper management is doing pretty well. I like the overall direction of the company and big bets that are being placed by the company. It's a very interesting time for technology industry and Microsoft is very well positioned to deliver superior end user experience. Management has been aligning various parts of company to help company deliver on next big bets of Microsoft.

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    Approves of CEO
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