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Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

Pros

Microsoft has Great Pay and Health Benefits. You get to work with technical smart people and get to work with the latest Microsoft software and technologies.

Cons

Horrible review system. Demoralizing to the workforce. Compete and backstab your own coworkers. Everything is great until you get a manager who you are not buddies with.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of stack ranking and meeting the curve. Stop cutting great benefits and getting rid of older employees with years of experience.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good government job

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits.
    - Good opportunity to learn about how large-scale software is built.
    - Puget Sound is a great place to live, very green, beautiful lakes around.
    - Good opportunity to learn about code written during the "glory days" that shaped today's history of computing.

    Cons

    - Very political.
    - Unskilled people all over the place, can be frustrating at times.
    - Overall people have low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Experience depends on your group/division

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and good benefits. Stability of working for one of world's largest companies. Work with a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and lots of talking about things without always a lot of actually doing anything. Job satisfaction varies greatly from group to group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on doing your core goals and business rather than being mediocre at everything. There's tons of room to eliminate unnecessary processes and layers of management that make doing one's job much harder and more time consuming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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