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Can be great. Lots of different kinds of work. Eventually have to play political games

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Lots of different jobs
Great benefits
Opportunities to impact many users
Many resources for growth
Don't have to fear company is going to shut down in a few months

Cons

lots of politics that you have to engage in to really get ahead
review system can be demoralizing -- due to politics
no matter how great the product, its cool to bash Microsoft. Don't expect the internet world to drool over your work, even if its great

Advice to ManagementAdvice

review system is a pain, often a politically savvy manager can make a big difference

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Why Microsoft?

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft has many products and services that fit different personalities and interests. The One Microsoft strategy should be able to unify these products and services to provide values which our customers really need.

    Cons

    Politics between divisions and groups is just like any other big companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a strong leader who can stop divisions from fighting with each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    They treat their interns extremely well

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interns are given meaningful work and treat them very well. Great culture, everyone at the company is extremely supportive and very accessible.

    Cons

    Intern program has over 1000 people which can get a little overwhelming and make you feel lost in the crowd.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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