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Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Account Manager in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pretty good pay and good benefits. Stability of working for one of world's largest companies. Work with a lot of smart people.

Cons

Lots of meetings and lots of talking about things without always a lot of actually doing anything. Job satisfaction varies greatly from group to group.

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Focus on doing your core goals and business rather than being mediocre at everything. There's tons of room to eliminate unnecessary processes and layers of management that make doing one's job much harder and more time consuming.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good salary and benefits.
    - Good opportunity to learn about how large-scale software is built.
    - Puget Sound is a great place to live, very green, beautiful lakes around.
    - Good opportunity to learn about code written during the "glory days" that shaped today's history of computing.

    Cons

    - Very political.
    - Unskilled people all over the place, can be frustrating at times.
    - Overall people have low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Crappy

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, easy work, light work load

    Cons

    Everything else, especially your colleagues and managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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