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Good government job

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (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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    Good total package. Performance review system yields inequitable results.

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    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Total compensation package is good... while it lasts..

    Cons

    Sharing critical thought to leadership risks low performance rating and termination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    OK SDE internship at Microsoft

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
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