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Was a great place to work until the management went downhill

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Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Consultant in Waltham, MA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Made a bundle back when options were king. In my latter years the salary plus bonus was great but the big money was behind me (early 2000s). Being a consultant is great of you like to do something different every day and not stick around when the sh** hits the fan.

Cons

Management in my later years was awful. The goal was to keep you utilized and if that meant putting you on a plane or having you write Excel macros, so be it. Review time was always a crap shoot, you never knew what "mystery" goal was going to turn up to justify a poor (or average if you were lucky) review.

Advice to Management

Consulting management should better understand how their reports are performing. Reviewing someone by making things up is not a way to develop someones career.

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  1. Great Company, great atmosphere, great benefits

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    huge portfolio of products, you can always find something new to work on. Great flexibility to move from one team to another one. great benefits, awesome work-life balance

    Cons

    rainy seattle is the only location. Microsoft is Redmond-centric

    Advice to Management

    set the hiring bar higher, e.g. more Ph.D.

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    Awesome Place to Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All Good... Worklife Balance + Tech + Benefits + Fun = Awesome

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    I have faith in Satya Nadella

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