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Great place to work in

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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 (more than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits cover not just yourself but the whole family

Cons

Getting promotions is quite slow

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. A varied, fun journey.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Career development and movement. If you have a mentor or a sponsor, in particular, you can really move around and grow. Early career growth was fast and phenomenal. Perks are good - running trails, lockers, showers, towels, as well as other free things (soda, medicine, etc). No free food but the food available for purchase is diverse and good. Work-life balance has varied throughout my career but it's really what you make it here- at present it's very good. High flexibility, depending on your role and manager. Smart people. Good managers and a good place to learn the art of management. Collaborative. The new performance review system! The comp and benefits are excellent also.

    Cons

    The past performance rating system ("the curve" and its competitiveness) has been challenging. Can be bureaucratic and political, depending on where you work/who you work for. Work-life balance can be bad if you get sucked in and don't establish boundaries -- can be a 24/7 culture where everyone is on email, especially due to other time zones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your focus on what our customers really want.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Pros – - high job security
    - easy to stay top if you really work hard

    Cons

    Cons – - the team I'm working with is full of veterans who have no passion any more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – - find a way to motivate people with good experience

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