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Senior Scientist

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Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

freedom, high salary, interesting work, great work environment, awesome perks, awesome benefits, work-life balance

Cons

long execution cycle, too many decision makers, too many reorganizations, does not stick to one focus for long, lab to product life cycle is too long

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you like software this is the company for you...

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Software development
    Cloud development
    Working with amazing talents

    Cons

    It seems the company is losing its consumer market share to its rivals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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