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Good company to work for

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Smart people. High quality co-workers. Very visible project that can influence lives of millions of people.

Cons

Review system. They are finding ways to change it but due to the size of the company, it is a very hard task. Pay is low for long-timers compared to new-comers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

reward people, with higher salary!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Relaxed environment

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on good algorithms and loads of perks.

    Cons

    Annual review process is not good and it bitters your relationship with your peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the annual review process and just see how one performed rather than doing the stack ranking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Infrastructure and People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Lead

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft has unbelievable infrastructure and support to help you get your job done. The people who work here are very smart and passionate. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management is generally promoted from within and does not keep up on industry standards. Culture of doing things the "old way" and reinventing the wheel over and over stifles creativity and agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take more risks or experiment in order to stay relevant. Can't be afraid to bring in industry veterans to manage teams or as high level I/Cs. Management needs to listen to the I/Cs who have very good ideas about the future but get burned out working with old processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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