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The SDET role

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

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

-Benefits
-Cafeteria
-Good reputation

In general MS is a good place to work. The politics can sometimes be difficult to deal with, but once you learn the game it's not bad to navigate.

Cons

The biggest con at MSFT is the inability to move between teams. It also feels like there are too many levels of management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Flatten the reporting structure. Split SDET into two roles, test and development of tests. Change SDETs who write test to SDE. Allow easier transfer policies.

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    Corporate slog with incompetent leadership

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

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Good opportunities for training

    Cons

    Incompetent Leadership
    Lack of communication between business groups across the company
    Poor opportunities for growing your career
    Sense of being just another cog in the wheel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and let someone take over who knows what they're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Access to the tools and resources needed
    Flexible work schedule
    Frequent assessment of employee morale
    Freedom to book and manage individual travel
    Corporate and social responsibility

    Cons

    The company has grown too large in scope and headcount
    Bureaucracy has overtaken common sense
    Isolation from the industry conversation in Silicon Valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relocate centers of influence, power, decision-making outside of Redmond
    Stay genuinely connected to the conversation by being physically present
    Invest in more customer (enterprise and consumer) face-time

    No opinion of CEO
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