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Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Director in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Talented peers, a lot to learn and contribute

Cons

Going to restructuring which is causing some confusion

Advice to Management

Get a visionary CEO

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  1. Great people and company Poor Management decisions

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When you have a good team and a great manager, one of the best places to work in the world. Amazing benefits and job security. There are many challenging products, and with the right teams, great recognition.

    Cons

    If you have a poor team, or a poor manager, things can be rough. Slow promotions, mediocre reviews, favoritism, the grind. all of the worst things of software development.

    Advice to Management

    Find people who are dedicated to understanding who their employees are what drives them, and cultivating them. Do not force someone into a position due to business needs. More good people have left MSFT due to management than due to better oppertunities

  2. Very good except two things: weather of Redmond and absence of the manager for 3 weeks out of my 12 weeks internship.

    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and helpful people, good salary, job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Many employees are still suffering from waterfall practices of software devlopment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the manager and mentors take OOF or leave of absence during the summer internships.

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