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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.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work place. Many new software products to use and learn. Many talented people to work with. The products can impact on millions people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The company is big. Sometimes, the project progress is slow.

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Client interface was very positive.

    Cons

    Still in process of landing role / organizational changes in structure.

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