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Great place to work

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

1. Smart people around you.
2. Lot of cool technology and products
3. Tons of opportunity

Cons

1. Unique culture and one can take upto 1 year to get used to.
2. Large corporations limits degree of freedom on various aspects

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More scrutiny and accountability on top leaders and senior partners

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    A great experience at windows mobile 7

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    great people around you. lots of resources. There is a lot to learn here. Switching teams is simple too. And best of all the incentives are really good.

    Cons

    lot of office politics in the open. There is sometimes a blunt environment. Working from home is allowed almost all days of the year which does harm the process of development of a product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a lot of office politics i was exposed to as an inter, i would like the environment to be more knowledge and company oriented rather than a race to climb the ladder.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work, but so much wasted potential

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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

    Pros

    Microsoft has a ton of smart people who are generally really nice to work with and by and large highly motivated to do a good job and deliver consumer value. The review process is generally pretty fair, with good work being recognized and rewarded. The company has great benefits and treats it's employees well. The large size of the company gives employees the ability to pursue opportunities on a variety of projects without the hassle of changing employeers.

    Cons

    Microsoft leadership has been in a downward slide for the last 5 or so years. The amount of politics involved in decision making gets more extreme every year. It can be incredibly frustrating to be part of a company with so many resources but that is so hamstrung by it's upper/mid-level management that it can't effectively act.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Microsoft has a major leadership problem. Bringing in some empowered VP level folks with a strong sense of vision, coupled with wiping out a good chunk of the Partner level population would give the company a nice energy boost.

    No opinion of CEO
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