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I've been a software developer at Microsoft for 11 years.

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

It is geek heaven. You work with people who are as passionate as yourself about software development. The benefits are top of the line. If you perform well, you are rewarded well.

Cons

The review process is draining and if your manager doesn't fight for you, you might not earn the recognition you deserve.

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Be sure your direct reports understand what constitutes for success and then fight for them.

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    Enterprise sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The most amazing people, very supportive culture, zero micro-management, ability to work on cool projects and get exposed to very senior leadership are the best things about MSFT. The company is doing great things at this time and employees are quite inspired. Company's stock has performed very well in the past few years and the salary and benefits are quite aggressive for new hires. I personally was positively surprised by how cool the company was as compared to my original perception. Perhaps, this is the result of the new CEO.

    Cons

    As a new employee you are very likely to get a bit overwhelmed at first by the amount of information you receive. This passes, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stop doing what you are doing!

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some very smart people work here. Breadth of things you can work on is almost infinite.

    Cons

    Too much politics. People spend more time trying to gain "visibility" than doing actual work. Managers hold too much power over their reports ad can destroy their career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees. Pay them well and listen to their grievances. Stop trying to do everything and instead focus on core products

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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