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

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. A good place to start, but being an SDET is a horrible career choice.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (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.


  2. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intellegent peers, challenging work, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Horrible managers, myth of "work-life balance", lack of support for family crisis issues.

    Advice to Management

    Sensitivity training.


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