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Very good company to work for if you can handle the Pacific Northwest weather

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Very smart people
- Good culture
- Generally very good compensation, but not the best in the industry
- Ability to change teams within Microsoft every 2 years (depending on good performance)
- Lots of different teams all with different ways of operating, and work environment - feels like lots of little companies under a big umbrella (not sure if this is a pro or con)

Cons

- Smart people tend to be not too social
- Can get comfortable
- Lots of long-timers make the company feels like the government
- Top-down direction (depending on your team)

Advice to Management

Replace the review system with something that the employees will approve of.

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  1. Microsoft Engineering

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is very good. If you want to coast, its relatively easy.

    Cons

    Too much politics, moronic Test Leads and Managers, too much process, good people are leaving, low hiring standards

    Advice to Management

    Encourage innovation, even if its in Testing. Promote passionate and better engineers, not just people who are easy to talk with

  2. Working as Program Manager in Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on great innovations and great technology

    Cons

    No cons at this tme

    Advice to Management

    Continue to change the company strategy

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