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Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

Pros

projects are great. lots of diverse projects to pick from.

Cons

too many managers. healthplan was great until it was changed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of the layers of management

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    Fast paced, long hours, high intensity environment

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a great place to work if you want a fast paced environment, with long hours, and high intensity. It is a great place to get experience, but difficult for System Engineers, as there are not a lot of opportunities across the greater organization.

    Cons

    The review process is brutal. And unless you get a quality manager with a high level of integrity and honesty, you can end up at the bottom of the barrel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the managers have never been trained to be managers. They end up as leads and managers as a result of the promotion process. Better training would improve their management capabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great if you have a good lead.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including good insurance coverage and prime card, and company store products.

    Cons

    The old review system is awful. Maybe the new system is better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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