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great company to work in

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

stability, good work life balance, depending on which team you work on you can get to work on interesting stuff.

Cons

the review system is a mess. you need to spend a lot of time telling people about the work you have done in order to be rewarded. the salary is somewhat lower than industry average in Seattle area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

fix the review system.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mature management and good benefits

    Cons

    A bit of heavy process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make process lighter/agile

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    Fantastic workplace for recent college grads; major glass ceilings for mid-career workers.

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    • Culture & Values
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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pro-customer focus, competitiveness, excellent ability to develop young talent. Highly maternal/paternal, socialistic style of caring for employees.

    Cons

    Ruthless politics once on a dev lead level; cross divisional animosity; curious inability to hammer out a reasonably fair comp/ranking and rating system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of my friends left Microsoft out of frustration with review system, with no other complaints. Get the perf management right and this puppy with keep on going for long time...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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