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Perfect place to work at

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Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

At Microsoft, you get to work on cutting edge technologies and compensation is more than satisfactory. Maintaining a work-life balance is completely possible. Time off is ample and health benefits are among the best ones offered in the industry even with the recent changes due to spiraling costs. What you do can affect literally millions of people and you have the opportunity to bring about change for the better.

Cons

If you are aiming to become a multimillionaire fast, Microsoft is not the place to work at. (OTOH if you've actually matured into a multi-dimensional person, you realize that you can have a fulfilling life and career at the same time and Microsoft is one of the better places to do that).

The constant second-guessing by the industry wears you down. Work politics can make your life hard but the feeling is that it's going to be much better -- and much more different -- with Satya.

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Know your engineers.

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  1. Great Company to Start Out With

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great internship opportunities! You are able to get a great background with this amazing experience at Microsoft. It is just amazing!!

    Cons

    Maybe, hard to be selected.

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  2. Great if you're into playing the political game

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Most teams have a reasonable work-life-balance approach (some to not). Great amenities and environment.

    Cons

    A high number of the managers are not good people managers - they are in the role because they are technically excellent etc., but unfortunately that doesn't translate to knowing how to manage and motivate teams. Way too political.

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    Upper management should consider whether people know how to manage people before promoting them into team lead roles

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