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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

smart people
lots of products/strategies
Long-term thinking
amazing campus

Cons

smart people
lots of products/strategies
Long-term thinking
insular at times, too internally focused

Advice to ManagementAdvice

people are your greatest asset. don't make the workplace a "Hunger Games" environment. don't eat your own!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company, great culture, if you're in the right product area

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft makes you feel at home - as though you have a family away from home, you're involved in something bigger than yourself and the company cares deeply about your well-being and your correct placement.

    Cons

    If you end up in the wrong group for you, or a group that is being mismanaged, it can be a very hard place to work - this didn't happen to me but did happen to people around me. Microsoft is a huge company so you should be able to find the right place for you. No reason to wash out at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your attrition rate is too high, you're doing something wrong. :P Employees need to feel valued and that they're contributing value and the size of Microsoft sometimes makes that sense hard to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    One of the best companies to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to work on a number of products and technologies with in the company
    - Switching roles from Dev,Test, PM to IC and managerial paths, you have all the options at one place.
    - Biggest collection of one of the smartest minds in the tech industry.

    Cons

    - Review system though its been improved now.
    - in some teams there is some internal politics which is not good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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