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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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Can be a great place to work...if you can live with a few warts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    great opportunities for everyone if you seek them out. Work is always interesting if you really apply yourself and see beyond the mundane. Intellectual horsepower surrounds you daily, can be very motivating to work with so many brilliant individuals.

    Cons

    Review model is horrific, political environment is ridiculous as many managers still like to create the own little "fiefdoms". Many managers do not have management skills and are poor people managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve compensation package with increased salaries...CHANGE the review model as quickly as possible before you loose more quality FTE's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Developer Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Interns are very spoiled at Microsoft. We get lots of free stuff, and plenty of opportunities to have fun and enjoy Seattle.

    Cons

    The culture could be better in the office. The drink selection is much better at competing companies. A lot of legacy code.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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