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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Decent company and decent benefits

Cons

Lack of visionary leaders and break-through innovation in products

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. World-class learning and personal growth experience, though very political.

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    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work alongside some of the most intelligent, driven, passionate people in the world. By working with people smarter and better than you, you naturally improve. It's like playing jazz with musicians who are better than you.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, and the forced curve. The forced curve is going out the door, but so are annual review scores, which goes back to the political aspect of the company. You'll have to be able to play the game, and well, to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep your head out of the bubble surrounding you, keep focused on the bigger picture and don't let relationships get in the way of good decision-making.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Excellent mix of technology innovation, oppurtunities for professional growth and work-life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of technology problems to tackle and address. Excellent work-life balance. Variety of options for professional growth.

    Cons

    You may not always experience an agility of a startup/small-company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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