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Great Place to Work

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Attorney in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Interesting and diverse cutting edge legal work, very collegial, smart clients, decent hours, stock options, beautiful campus and scenery, great local community.

Cons

Organization is pretty large and growing, and makes it harder to know everyone as well as in the past. Increasing competition from others also makes life a little more tense and challenging.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing; your employees are broadly behind the corporate strategy and leadership, and depend on your efforts to keep the company competitive.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok place to work as a first job. pay is low but benefits are good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    there are nice training. your peers are usually smart. there are some challenging problems to work with. this place is best for college graduates for the first job.

    Cons

    the pay is low. vendors usually are paid much higher. advancing is kinda slow for tech company. this is a company that is no longer in growth stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the biggest problem is that there are too many so called "leaders" and middle managements. i don't know what they are doing anyways.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the best large places to work in Seattle area

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    opportunities to move to other projects inside company (not easy but possible). good health plan especially for people with families, gaining experience of shipping software used by many around the world, decent cafeterias, PRO sports club

    Cons

    hierarchical structure of the company, stack ranking practices, pay level awareness, micromanagement, doubts about long term prospects of the company, layoffs, limited freedom to select ways how to do stuff, high cost of errors leads to abundance of processes and procedures in many projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flatten the company, reduce number of levels, promote peer review. reward successful teams rather than the art of writeup of yearly commitments, more freedom to move within company, improve software reuse and sharing across company, provide top notch software development tools, computers, monitors, come up with new innovative projects rather than chasing established leaders

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