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Comfortable but boring

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Good pay/perks for the area, job stability.
- Not as many long nights as at a startup.
- Company has a lot of resources.

Cons

- Boring! Other companies in industry are doing much more interesting things.
- It's a huge company, don't expect to feel much camaraderie with coworkers or be kept informed of (the few) interesting things going on in the organization.
- Very top down (compared to startups and other companies in the software industry).

Advice to Management

- Innovate more.

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  1. Excellent pay package compensates for lack of growth

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pay compensation is excellent. You are not burdened with loads of work. easy to get personal time off.

    Cons

    Lazy seniors, too little work lets done. Growth and learning process lacking. too many people doing one thing.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership need to be emphasized. Too little control at the top.


  2. From the greatest job and company on earth to one of the worst in 7 years time.

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Microsoft

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and stay on top of most tech stuff. You work with very smart people.

    Cons

    Over the years, it stopped being a fun place to work, lowered the training, added tons of crappy managers to micro manage everything. Trying to script everything so that can save a dime while stepping over dollars.They promised extreme futures and wealth for employees that stuck it out...then delivered very little once the antitrust hit. And recently they had a silent project to manage out the aging employees. "Genesis"

    Advice to Management

    What a shame that the guys at the top allowed the company to fall so far, from a company that made millionaires out of alot of workers to one that let years of stock options for employees and stock holder go to worthless while the big dogs continued to make billions. Long term employees of 13-18 years of service are being kicked to the curb with nothing. Your lucky the aging employees haven't taken you to court over the last few years.


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