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Good government job

Software Development Engineer II (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

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 Senior ManagementNot much.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company but not for everyone

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

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


    Pros: Good compensation and even better health benefits There are a lot… Cons: Poor work life balance - to have the best success you have to be willing to put in more than 60 hours a week. Can… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    It's a good place to start

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: You work with incredible people most of who have tons of integrity Challenging… Cons: Petty politics The yank and rank (stack rank, bell curve) review model Incompetent… Advice to Senior Management: If people really are your greatest resource, you really should treat them better… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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