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SDE II

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

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

Pros

Microsoft cares for you and wants you to be successful

Cons

Sometimes your peers are better at doing politics vs programming which is unfortunate but I guess any place with this many number of people is bound to have this.

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    Should be in a good team with great people, else don't bother

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    If you are in a good team with established people, you will learn a lot and you will feel your life is enjoyable. If not, you are just wasting your time here. Make sure you talk to a bunch of folks to identify whether the team and group you are going into is a good one or a bad one.

    Cons

    Company is trying to change direction to move fast. Upper management is playing around with the lives of high performers making them not productive and stealing away their fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop screwing around and decide what you want to do instead of spending an year thinking about it and screwing up the fun of Software Engineers.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great culture, New CEO making a difference

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Specialist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    There's a great company culture at Microsoft of family first, innovation, independence and hard work. Everyone really loves the company and the first-level managers are great. The company is very focused on career growth and making sure you are always looking forward. They are very flexible about work hours, locations, etc. as long as you get the job done. The people are amazing!

    The new CEO, Satya is really rallying the company and is doing great things. Old establishment is changing (albeit slowly)

    Cons

    The Sr. Leadership could really use some help. From 2nd line managers to just below the CEO, the leadership is very "inward focused" and almost used-car-salesy. It's very cut-throat at that level and you they appear to have no problem stepping on toes to move up. Also, sr. leadership looks "down" quite a bit on those with IC (individual contributor) roles.

    No real career opportunities for technical leadership other than in Seattle. All field leadership is sales based and you almost have to go through the sales ranks to get leadership opportunities. Technical roles report into sales managers, so technical people are often undervalued or have little direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field technical specialists, ATS', etc. really need to have a technical leader, not a sales-only leader who has no understanding or value of technical leadership.

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    Approves of CEO
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