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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2. Great

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, new and exciting projects, and very innovative.

    Cons

    At times working long hours and overtime, although usually flexible. I live far away so the commute can be tedious.

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    Approves of CEO
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