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Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Love the work life balance and all the perks.

Cons

Can't think of any Cons at this time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    I like the company and its product but have a very bad manager experience

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Good products, good perks, good salary.

    Cons

    Promotes very young employees as people managers who do not understand what managing people means. I have had two very bad managers and two very good managers. The good ones encouraged my strengths and gave room to improve the skills that I lacked. The two worst ones that I encountered only concentrated on the skills that I lacked without acknowledging the work I accomplished. As a result they pushed my career back by about 4 to 5 years. I left the company now and do not wish to join it anytime soon. The only reason I stuck with the company for so long was because I like MS products and their pay was good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindly do not promote <35 year olds to manage people. Often times they manage people who are much older than they are and have a very biased and arrogant view of people reporting to them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Takes good care of its employees

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall good benefits, good compensation. A wide variety of projects to work on makes it easier to learn and grow along the career path.

    Cons

    Weak leaderships are very common. Lack of visions and planning. They just can't do proper planning and fast pacing at the same time. Although in general there are a wide variety of projects to work on, few innovative ideas to be implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and do planning with a clear vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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