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A decent place to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

stable job; nice coworkers; many different products to work on; good benefits

Cons

review system really sucks. frequent re-org could hurt your career growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

needs better technical vision; change pm/dev/test model

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great Company to work for. Respectful Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart people with strong personalities all around you. Great work like balance depending on which division you are in. The Management wants to invest in you and your career. Your contributions are appreciated. Very open and transparent. As long as you are respectful, constructive and specific with your feedback- even criticism can be welcomed. Can get competitive, but not cut throat- which is great. Great networking opportunities.

    Cons

    As with all big companies, things can get too political. Gaining visibility sometimes becomes more important than actually doing the work. This doesn't mean its a bad thing- it just means that you have to be really careful about how you communicate and really choose your words.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage great work by allowing people to be creative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very smart place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    If you like working with intelligent life, being able to converse openly about deep technical topics without having to dumb it down, this is the place to be. If you like solving the most complex technical problems, this may be right up your alley.

    Cons

    Review process is an absolute disaster and encourages the whole "it's who you know" mentality. You can do an amazing job, not get along with a manager, and get brushed ignored, brushed aside, or forced out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the review process. Different processes might work better for different business groups. It doesn't have to be a "one size fits all" thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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