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Pretty good place to work at.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't work in MSIT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Working with new MS technology
    You like the safety of a large Co with few real competitors

    Cons

    Terrible place for IT people, they don't value IT workers
    You will only work with MS technologies (bad for IT people)
    You will be subject to incompetent middle managers, who will control your career
    You will have to pretend VISTA didn't suck
    Food served on campus is horrible
    You will be laid off first or replaced with cheap overseas labor
    Co stock is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why would I give you any advice?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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