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Ok place to work

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Current Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

variety of projects that are diverse in nature

Cons

lots of bureaucracy. management has no clue

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Great learning oppurtunities, smartest people that you could learn from.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Smart people.
    Great benefits.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Politics in teams.
    Curve ratings is the BIGGEST detrimental to any motivation to perform good job.
    Slow growth in various old Windows\Server teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A good place to start, but being an SDET is a horrible career choice.

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    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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefit of working at a large company in terms of fringe benefits around Seattle. Great place to start in software, can easily move around the company.

    Cons

    Advancement is nebulous and is highly dependent on whether or not your boss is competent at his/her job.

    SDET career path is an absolute joke. Almost impossible to get beyond level 62. Was lied to at every step of the way, being told there was headroom, but there never really was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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