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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

+ Work life balance
+ Owns entire technology stack

Cons

- Promotion depends on political climate of your team/org
- Teams fight turf war to keep their political capital (visibility of features, etc.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thin out the bureaucracy. Have less meaningless meanings. Be more data driven, not political driven.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Endless Career Opportunities if you can stay 2+ years

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you nail your job, you'll have your pick of tough problems to solve. Microsoft is a great company if you can align market realities with your skill set & where you want to grow. Tons of career growth.

    Cons

    If you're not actively investing in your skills you can become stagnant in your skill set & less competitive in the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solve more problems with tools, not people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work just needs some modifications

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    This is a very inclusive and rewarding place to work. Great benefits and positive direction of the company.

    Cons

    Employee calibration model creates negative behavior and squashes creativity/innovation. Often feel like you are pitted against your peers to rank a good performance review since you are calibrated against peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the current calibration model to cultivate creativity and innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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