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Over all Microsoft is good to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Benefits are OK
Discount in purchase of software

Cons

The review process
Need to train their managers better

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people to work with

    Cons

    Too big of a company doesn't have the spirit as a startups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Divide into smaller working groups.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for 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
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