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Helpful (1)

The SDET role

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overrated but good benefits

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

    Pros

    One of the best benefits packages in the industry. Plenty of opportunity for improvements in products and services if you can work through the politics. Bonuses can be very good for preferred employees. Generally intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    Very political and chronyism is rampant in many groups. True creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and agility is stiffled by the company's bloated culture leaving them constantly playing catch-up in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Microsoft is in need of fresh thinking and fresh people in leadership positions. Less politics and more action. Focus on what customers really want and not what Microsoft thinks they want/need. Consider breaking up the company to ensure business units are self-supporting and make faster decisions about what products are viable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Corporate slog with incompetent leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Website Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Website Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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