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Microsoft is a good place to work, the environment is friendly and the people you work with are engaged and smart.

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good fun work and interesting projects. The company culture encourages bringing good ideas and plans on how to meet business objectives to your work. If your ideas are approved, they become new projects for you to lead. In essence, you can use your creativity to generate the kind of work you would like to do at the company.

Cons

Too many politics and too many bureaucratic layers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Read the article in Vanity Fair and believe this is really the true experience of many FTEs.

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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - work-life balance
    - ability to influence products millions of people use daily
    - very competitive compensation/benefits package
    - opportunities to move into different projects/products/groups
    - EVERYONE I've worked with is sharp

    Cons

    - LOTS of overhead: mandatory hr trainings, skip levels, monthly all hands, quarterly all hands, group events, etc
    - at times it can can feel as though people are just going through the motions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer meetings/all hands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software Engineering Interview

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, professional attitude, amazing campus

    Cons

    Slow Growth, one dimensional work, repetitive work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing specific

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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