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Pockets of good, pockets of evil

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Smartest people I've worked with anywhere
Great benefits
Interesting work

Cons

Poor management not managed out
Competing with peers doesn't lead to collaboration (this is changing)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take employees' manager feedback to heart -- promoting great individual contributors to management is not always the best option.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    One of the best technology companies on the planet

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    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Microsoft remains to be one of the best technology companies on the planet focusing on producing software. Company culture is revolving around people, customer, business, and technology. Priorities may be unbalanced in some teams, but in general they are right.

    Cons

    Some platform technologies produced by the company are loosing the world dominance, while still remain very capable. But this reflects on what transferable skills one can gain in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Happy overall!!

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    got to learn a lot of things. worked here for just about 3 years. Its a great place to start your career. They invest a lot in their employees.
    Good compensation and benefits.
    Overall good work-life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to move within the company. Essentially, you are treated like an outsider when you want to 'interview' with a different team with Microsoft.
    There is hardly any collaboration between groups. There are cases where multiple teams are building the same toolset which is a serious waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the red-tape.
    Allow people to move easily within companies. If somebody is hired into MSFT, they are good enough to work anywhere within MSFT - stop interviewing people like external candidates when they want to move teams (a fit interview is okay).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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