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It is moving slow

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

Pros

You can get a very good work life balance there.

Cons

You mightn't have a good career in future.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    OK, but the FUD around the CEO search isn't helping anyone

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are smart people to learn from, but this relies upon getting the right team.

    Cons

    * If you are not a developer, make sure you are working in a team which sees your role as an asset and not as an unnecessary roadblock
    * Would advise waiting until the new CEO search is complete and the inevitably following re-orgs are completed. Anticipate a lot of people politicking in the next few months as the leadership changes

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to start your career.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering - Various  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering - Various in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great place to learn. smartest people i've ever known. the world has benefitted from their drive, passion, and determination.

    Cons

    also the most cunning, competitive people on the planet. They'll compete with anyone -- if another company is not available, they'll compete with one another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    push decisions down the stack. Let the people nearest the problem make the decisions. Once those decisions are made, try your best to trust those people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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