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

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to work. Specially you can meet some very small people.

    Cons

    At this moment, the focus of company is not clear. More and more other companies and persons gave up Microsoft products.


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    Review Microsoft.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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