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Microsoft is a terrific company

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

Pros

A lot of opportunities to move around
big transition and re-org
big ecosystem
friendly peers
benefits
good work to life balance

Cons

big company, I like this, but others may not.
There are times when it's super busy but it is not always busy.

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    Challenging, but rewarding position

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    It is well established global company that is the leader in its field. You will find some of the brightest minds in the world working here. The experience will help you wherever you decide to go with your career.

    Cons

    As a large company goes, it can be quite overwhelming to work here. And there are times when the workload may impede on your work-life balance. But, if you can manage it, you will be fine.

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    Great

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Great, fun place to work at. Good benefits, good work life balance. A lot of flexibility to move within the company. Microsoft was fumbling for a while, but they are now aligned to a single vision, and have high potential to execute.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be daunting to move at this behemoth's speed. This is changing, should get better. If you are a leader, there is opportunity to make a difference.

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    The culture is changing, but there is still a lot of work to be done. The company feels now like 3-4 companies - a huge improvement over the 8 companies it used to be, but still not executing on a unified, single vision. Bing, MSN, search all your online offerings feel disjointed to product roadmap.

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    Positive Outlook
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