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Learned a lot, decent compensation. Sometimes infuriating.

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

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

In the right team you'll work with great people and learn all the time. Microsoft is involved in a huge number of different products and roles, and mobility within the company is normally fairly easy. It can actually be a great place to learn new skills - after you've built a track record of success people will give you a try at things you probably wouldn't have been hired into directly.

Cons

In the wrong team you'll work against great people and make each other dumber. Don't expect your management to help you find a good fit - it just isn't something the company is good at. You need to manage your own career. Keep shopping yourself around. Don't get stale.

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  1. Overall, Microsoft is a great place to work.

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with at Microsoft.

    Cons

    Executive leadership often makes decisions without understanding the full impact on all levels of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Value your long time high performing employees, no matter what their level or title. They all have contributed to making Microsoft successful in some way. Microsoft should view these dedicated employees as an investment. When you replace them with cheaper inexperienced people you are wasting those years that the company has invested, all to save a few bucks. What a shame.


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    White Male Dominated Very White Company

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    Former Contractor - Technical Support Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Technical Support Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You have exposure to the latest technical computer software. Variety of assignments.

    Cons

    White male dominated company. No opportunities for other non-white. Old school boy attitude. They hire you only if they can use you to get an assignment. They really dont value your experience or skills. Only concerned about getting an assignment.


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