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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

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    cool technologies; verity of products with huge impact on the market; some positive culture change around One Microsoft goal

    Cons

    complexity of the organization, difficult to navigate the politics;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too early to say after latest changes;

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    Great launching pad to start your career, but you'll need to look elsewhere to reach your potential.

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of different work products to work on across consumer and enterprise features. Also the salary and benefits are great

    Cons

    Your initial growth can be very quick, but you're going to need to look outside the company to reach your potential. There are too many rules around who can be a manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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