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SDE II

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

there is talent in the company. If you are in the right team, you are surrounded by some smart people

Cons

Culture needs to improve more, needs to be more collaborative in real sense, and work on the mindset of building on each other's successes

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not an employee oriented company

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    Current Employee - R&D Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits,
    Can work with very high tech oriented people.
    average salary
    Great IT support
    Multicultural environment

    Cons

    Not a secure company to build a Carrera.
    Not clear Leadership
    No in touch with current marketing environment
    Not winner mind set
    Not a clear desire for change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cost reduction means less people doing more work. No QA means low quality product.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Decent to good benefit. Pays well.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance. Competitive work environment, getting people to collaborate takes a lot of work.
    Wrong people in management positions - smart people who were great IC but don't care about their people.
    The recent flattening of engineering org mean little to no career opportunities to engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people and they will care about your bottom line.
    Better pricing, flexibility, and willingness to partner with great OEM, like Samsung, would go a long way than spending so much money on Nokia -- whose device still cannot compete with Samsung and Apple. The only people using Nokia smartphones are the small percentage on Windows Phone 8. Everyone else wants a Samsung phone (if they don't want Apple). And Android, unfortunately, is their only choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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