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A good company to start a career.

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

ProsGood company to start a career, many product teams that you can easily find one that fits your interests.

ConsA huge company and decisions could be slow at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on competing with external competitors instead of having process that results in internal competition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft Tragedy 2014: The fall of a good but not preeminently good company because of flawed leadership

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    Pros: - Good compensation relative to hours worked (vs Amazon) - Ample team… Cons: - Weak leadership, executive infighting and jockeying - Risk adverse environment prevents bold risks and confident execution. R&D work is no good if you don't… Advice to Senior Management: See cons section. We know that as long as your cushy paychecks keep coming, you can continue to make decisions far from the dire… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Could be a great company if they wiped out the middle tier politicians that don't contribute anything except chaos.

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    Pros: Benefits are best anywhere, best work life balance, 25% pure… Cons: Review system, culture and politics are destroying this company. Advice to Senior Management: Listen to outside world, hire a management consulting firm to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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