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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
No opinion of CEO

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    Look elsewhere for employment..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    The health benefits package is fantastic.

    If you want to be a lifer somewhere, it's a good place.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a clue what they're doing. Throwing darts at the wall.

    Anyone with desire & drive is shut down if they don't conform to a PM's view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your engineers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Microsoft: great for glory hounds

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits - the best medical you will ever see.
    Every day is a new interesting challenge.
    Very internationally diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Reward is based ONLY on individual achievement. If you like teamwork, then keep your distance.
    Glory hounds get all the cookies.
    Work-life balance is really poor if you want to advance.
    People-skills aren't one of the important factors in becoming a manager.
    Reward system creates an atmosphere that often suppresses good ideas (i.e. 'if it's not mine, I won't promote it).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage teamwork in some way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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