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One of the better companies to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Great benefits
Decent pay
Able to move around/internal interviews
Able to change careers
Use latest technologies
Ongoing training available
Convenient cafeterias with a variety of items
Flexible work hours

Cons

Lots of catchup to do when we're supposed to be the leaders
Company is getting too large
No more company picnics
Moral events are few and far between
Stock awards are minimal until you reach higher levels

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to increase moral in an ongoing basis
Increase innovation

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great start, lackluster follow-through

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Adviser[Sic] in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Product Adviser[Sic] in Denver, CO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Join the largest software, services and devices company in the world
    - Enjoy an enthusiastic, excited and forward-looking culture
    - Being connected to such a profitable and connected company has it's perks

    Cons

    - Being the largest software, services and devices company, there can always be unexpected changes from higher-ups
    - While the culture fosters excitement, the reality is often far less compelling
    - Although they are focused on progress, they often miss the lessons of their own history
    - Beware of being beguiled by perks, leading you to compromises of your personal integrity and ethics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One associate referred to the cultural indoctrination as "drinking the cool-ade," and he's not far from the mark. There are a lot of shortcomings when it comes to "the next thing from Microsoft," and the culture does nothing to prepare employees for the challenges that await when the truth underneath the shiny exterior comes out. The underbelly of MS culture reveals a desperate need to turn a profit and consider personnel disposable when they do not align with that thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great workplace and awesome co workers

    Cons

    Hours could be an issue at times

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