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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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    There is life beyond politics

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to explore within the same company; each group works like a separate company, which is good if you want to experiment with different technologies.

    Cons

    There are lots of politics. You will need to learn to navigate through it, or to find a way to avoid it altogether. People that get review are not only the brightest, but also the ones that can best communicate their talent/success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Manager Owns Your Career

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Microsoft has Great Pay and Health Benefits. You get to work with technical smart people and get to work with the latest Microsoft software and technologies.

    Cons

    Horrible review system. Demoralizing to the workforce. Compete and backstab your own coworkers. Everything is great until you get a manager who you are not buddies with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stack ranking and meeting the curve. Stop cutting great benefits and getting rid of older employees with years of experience.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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