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Great place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

1. The intellectual energy of the employees- very smart people
2. Always a challenge
3. Great resources and tools to get the job done
4. Superb benefits
5. Bill Gates is next to God

Cons

Can be nasty if you get into the wrong group. Some groups practice tribal warfare
Too demanding of your time- can become your life
To many Type AAAA personalties
Can be a tad too serious

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to shake off the old mentality of warring tribal groups and a winner. Too much energy and resources are being burnt.
Get people to work together.
Break up cutting edge units into semi-independent units and lavish them with R&D and $$ to market products quickly.

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    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Best Reasons to work:

    * Challenging and interesting work.
    * Very capable teammates and dev leads; lots of opportunities to learn and grow
    * Relaxed work environment; set your own hours, get free drinks and coffee, wear whatever you want. It doesn't sound like much, but it helps make the work environment a lot less stressful.
    * Tech Talks and Courses you can take to learn more about programming

    Cons

    Food isn't as good. There are cafeterias serving food, but they could definitely be serving better quality or more variety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better food!

    Recommends
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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great work place, smartest folks in the world, what's not to like?

    Cons

    A bit too politic-y at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the crap and let's get down to business!

    Recommends
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