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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

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  1. 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.

  2. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of teams so you'll always find one interesting enough to work for. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics to deal with.

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