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Good Place to start your career

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- You have great coworkers to learn from
- Good 401K and health benefits

Cons- Company is cooling down technologically
- Company is loosing significant amount of talent in mid level and senior bands, while is attracting mostly junior people
- Being a very mature company, promotions are seldom
- Work-life balance has vanished as the company is focused on Services
- Salaries are not adequately indexed with inflation : after 6 years with Microsoft and 3 level up I received a less valuable compensation than a fresh employee out of school with less responsibilities and experience

Advice to Senior Management- Build an internal culture, the 6 Microsoft core values are all, but forgot
- Improve leadership in the company, having a direct solid communication with the regular employ, thus inspire employees
- Do step-up compensation to be competitive with Amazon, Facebook, Google, and go beyond, thus compensating for decelating overall company speed and grouth
- Do not treat longer time employee as a given
- Attract & retain talent

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

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Smart & talented people making a difference

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


Pros: Microsoft is one of the few corporations where contributing to the world it exists in through community outreach and volunteerism is a way of life.… Cons: One of the worst review systems ever implemented at Microsoft is responsible for the wide spread… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure you find a CEO who has courage & conviction and who realizes that the greatest… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Great potential to improve, greater likelihood to implode

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


Pros: Stable company, lots of smart people, decent rewards. I've… 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.… Advice to Senior Management: None. They don't want advice. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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