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Working at Microsoft was engaging and rewarding because of the great people and work environment.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Build products that millions of users use everyday.
Work with great coworkers that are smart and dedicated.
Great work environment. Employees are well taken care of.

Cons

Big Company
Can be slow moving sometimes
Too many meetings
Politics
Stack ranking created a bad work environment in a lot of cases. (They have recently gotten ride of stack ranking)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve manager and lead training. Managers and leads go through very little required training. It seems like the best developers are rewarded by moving them into management which does not make sense in a lot of cases. I think Microsoft build a program to discover employees that would make great managers.
Most managers that I had at Microsoft did not spend enough time on providing actionable feedback. Most of the feed back was provided and then we moved onto our tasks.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    I worked their for over 10 years and it became a very different place in recent years, all for the worse.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and overall comp plan

    Cons

    Bad management and ridiculous time-killing, non-productive internally-facing activities...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employee friendly company. Needs to work on clear goals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very employee friendly. Good benefits and work hours. Lots of technology areas to choose from. Plenty of freedom to experiment.

    Cons

    Needs better direction. Too many different agendas pulling the company in different directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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