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Best company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Open environment, flexi hours, treats employees with respect

Cons

Review system based on a curve

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Every person in the stack rank should be rewarded differently

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place, even for a contractor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Working for Microsoft is a great experience. The folks are very bright, and even if you are there for a short time, as I was, you should walk away with more knowledge than when you started.

    Cons

    As a contractor, it can be tough. Trying to get the proverbial 'foot in the door' to make it full time is the goal of most, and they know it. So, they can play that up to get you to work a little harder to go full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the transition from contract to full time a little more transparent.

  2.  

    balance in many ways

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Slow to innovate
    Performance model creates barriers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics and scrap the performance model

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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