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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

Pros

- Smart people around
- Good life & work balance
- Good work environment

Cons

- Better to work on core business
- Hard to get focus for other skill except s/w writing (ex: media)
- Very frequent manager/org change

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work, but they demand a lot

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects - you can work in just about any technology field
    Lots of interesting people - you work with people smarter than you

    Cons

    Work-Life balance can easily get out of whack if you don't actively manage expectations
    Performance evaluation process was grossly bizarre - testers were rated with/against devs & PMs, not just with/against other testers

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    No opinion of CEO
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    One Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Principal Development Lead  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Development Lead in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits, good growth opportunities for junior devs, management here to help. Work life balance respected most of the time

    Cons

    Mountain View location has limited opportunities when it comes to diversity of projects and management of larger projects (no growth for managers, need to move to Redmond). Company keeps aiming at past trends instead of creating new ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move more products to Mountain View, both small and big. Take advantage of the Valley by promoting innovation (Google has 20%, Microsoft doesn't have an equivalent in Mountain View)

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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