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Good company to work for

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent life/work balance, good working environment

Cons

too hard to get a good review

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    Great, but...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, Redmond campus has some great places to work, always a ton of interesting problems to solve, impact on computing, software development and most anyone who uses a computer hard to overstate.

    Cons

    Huge company, not even a company really, a ton of smaller companies that don't always work well together. Huge products like Windows, Office, etc. can stop innovation that might lead to competition. Many larger groups are run top down and giving feedback can be difficult, especially around arbitrary technical decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Allow passion to thrive at Microsoft. Help people build products they are proud of not just working on, but using and having their friends and family use. Engage the end-users and not just customers (customer being the computer manufacturer). Focus on scenarios or workflows rather than features.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company, horrible middle management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) You get to say you work for Microsoft 2) You can essentially do nothing for five years until you are weeded out

    Cons

    1) The level you enter Microsoft determines your future, not your work or value to the company. 10 year vets watching fresh MBAs come in with no experience at L63+. Management just wants good looking resumes on their team 2) Politics POLITICS!!! It's funny in the new MS Poll the #1 word cloud was politics. Management was taken back, as they are not sure what politics means in the workplace (So blatantly lying to employees)

    Advice to Management

    If you are at the CVP level you need to cut at least one management band out (I'm thinking directors could all leave and no impact would be felt)


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