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A roller coaster ride! Thus far!

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Competitive salary, excellent benefit package, good work/home life balance, training opportunities, advancement opportunities, dumped the dreaded ranking system, changing culture, challenging work, and an exciting future for the company.

During the "One Microsoft" re-org I've been lucky enough to have three new, awesome engineering managers to interact with. They are some of the best managers I have ever had in my entire career.

Cons

As a software engineer, if report to, or interact with, a terrible, non-caring, numbers only manager you, and your team, suffer the most. Microsoft seems full of these types of managers. It is best to change teams if you realize you have a terrible manager as soon as possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Flatten the management structure as much as possible. Become more design driven so we can move out of the past into the new Microsoft!

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and drinks. Good working condition. Decent salary for a Chinese student.

    Cons

    No free lunch and dinner. Public transportation to MSRA is very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working

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  2. A great chance to work with smart people, doing great things...

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    Current Employee - Supportability Program Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supportability Program Manager in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Comfortable Working Environment, Freedom to be successful, good benefits, good projects to be involved with and change the world. Interesting network of colleagues.

    Cons

    Tough to achieve a perfect work life balance,massive organisation so often difficult to navigate the organisation - still some siloed working which holds some of the major projects back.

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