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Amazing place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in New York, NY

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

1.Work with some of the smartest people in the industry.
2.Learn great software engineering practices and processes.
3.Meet and learn from people who wrote various engineering books and articles.
4.Prestige of working for Microsoft R&D.
5.Flexible work schedules to match your work life balance and to spend time with family.
6.Great pay and benefits which are competitive in the industry
7.Decent work life balance
8.What you implement will be used by millions of people around the world and that is a very satisfying thing to know that you can impact a global change.

Cons

1. Work life balance can take a hit at times during tight deadlines.
2. Salary can be increased a little bit more to be at par with Google and Facebook to prevent some employees from leaving for those companies :)
3. Nothing else really !

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company should start focusing more on future technology trends and use all the really smart people and talent to come out with something really innovative that people will love. Time to market delivery should be improved greatly so that we don't fall behind other companies and we can be the market leader again !!!

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    Treated like an independent thinker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    salary, work/home life balance, flexibility.

    Cons

    easy to get lost in the crowd. long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reorganizing divisions every few months causes a disconnect and confusion. let things stay consistent for longer periods of time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Highly Enjoyable!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Life/work balance
    Usually pretty happy people
    Good vision of where they are going
    Pay is good for the work done

    Cons

    Contractors are looked down upon, you cannot go very far in a contractor role and conversions are at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has an idea of what is going on, there is currently a shake up from the top down and I feel they are going in a good direction.

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