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Good place to work if you find the right team

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

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Good benefits.
Pays is good.
If you stay long enough you can get your own office.
Can work with some very smart people.

Cons

Quality of management can vary from team to team.
Don’t expect to use many non-microsoft tech.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ship more products faster. Get rid of the dead weight.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
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    one of the best large places to work in Seattle area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    No opinion of CEO
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