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Pretty good place to work at.

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Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

- Reasonable salary
- Nice summers in Seattle
- Lots of opportunities/technologies inside the company
- Can grow in an individual contributor or managerial path.
- Some extremely talented people

Cons

- Pockets of incompetence, especially outside the core moneymaker teams
- Lots of legacy to deal with
- Cross group collaboration is sometimes a nightmare

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Get the right talent on the online businesses
- Clean up the Windows Mobile mess.
- Fix marketing

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    Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great work envirenment, work life balance, oppurtunity to work on many diffrent projects( system level development to distributed systems, web design etc), great to aquire solid technical expreince, seattles a great city to live in

    Cons

    The rain, not many networking oppurtunity outside microsofot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more incubation projects becoming products

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    You will work hard and it can be rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft has a diverse population of very intelligent people with some wonderful ideas. The products are good and the company does give back to the community.

    Cons

    Microsoft is not very agile, frequently duplicates efforts, does NOT respect a 40 hour work week, and a re-org is just around the corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formalute and stick with one vision. Make sure your middle tier of management is following through on the vision and doing more than empire building. While developers are important, the consumer is king.

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