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Endemic Problems at Bing

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

Pros

- Working on software used by millions
- High level of respect for established success
- Company provided transportation is useful
- Extremely large if you want to move around later in your career

Cons

- Bing has Endemic issues with a toxic work environment and broken processes
- Conflict is seen as a desirable way to settle all debate
- At least at Bing, morale is seen as unimportant

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Paying attention to morale and process issues could fix a large number of problems

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    lumbering, 90% politics, little innovation, poor review process

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked there 4 years, and not once did the paycheck bounce or come late. Also, if you want the chance to write code that will be used by millions of people, this is one place you can do it. There are others though.

    Cons

    I found it impossible to have much on an impact on anything as IC at MS. Also if you have unique skills that not every programmer has, like I do (PhD in theoretical physics) such skills are wasted at a place like MS. If you want to have an impact on things, I found much more success at a small company. It's the whole big fish/small pond thing I suppose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very disparate experiences depending on the team, org and LOB.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    If you are in main campus, good opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Typical large company issues such as politics, silo's and incoherency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It appears like there isn't enough accountability in middle-top management.

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