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great company if you are on the right team

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager

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

Pros

Opportunities to explore different roles within company

Cons

the complexity of making changes

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  1. A company with motto - Money first, product later

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, has lots of cash

    Cons

    Average leadership who only cares about money but never foster the development of the best product

    Advice to Management

    Build the best product, money will follow - do not reverse this.


  2. Excellent company, but limited locations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Microsoft is that you get to work with a lot of extremely intelligent and passionate people. At the time I didn't put a lot of weight into that, but now that I'm working at a company where people are just punching the clock, I realize how invaluable that was. There are a lot of politics in decision making, but if you learn how to deal with the politics then it is manageable and your career can grow to all new heights.

    Cons

    My main con is that Microsoft's main location is in the Seattle area. Which if you are willing to relocate, then this is actually a pro because its a great place to live. However, for people like me who want to stay close to their family, then there are limited choices for development offices. There are offices in Boston and Raleigh, but they are small and tough to get into.

    Advice to Management

    For me, open some more remote locations in the Pittsburgh or Atlanta areas. Also, don't invest so heavily into "big bets". Invest in many small bets and let them become big on their own based on market demand.


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