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Great potential to improve, greater likelihood to implode

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Current Employee - Development Lead
Current Employee - Development Lead

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Stable company, lots of smart people, decent rewards. I've had the opportunity to learn a lot here.

Cons

People are pitted against one another, the culture is toxic, some people are rewarded waaaaaay too much for being nothing more than political douchebags. Saying we should "work together" is really just lip service. No one takes responsibility and holds themselves accountable, from the top down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. They don't want advice.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    OK SDE internship at Microsoft

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation; ease of movement among teams in the company; management is fairly transparent with regards to feedback; if you seek a structured environment, this is probably a very good place for you

    Cons

    Full-time employees seem obsessed with performance reviews; as an intern, I found myself explaining the basics of my project to full-time employees far more than I really should have, perhaps indicating a lack of knowledge and focus on my team; being a Microsoft employee is all about "drinking the kool-aid", that is, seeming dissatisfied with the way a team is operating is almost always met with negativity rather than constructive responses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good government job

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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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