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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    In a word....AWESOME!

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Freehold, NJ

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of support from Teachers and Management. Plenty of encouragement and the need to just be yourself and have fun is a must.

    Cons

    Nothing. This is an A+ company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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