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Great place to work but depending on which team you are in

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  • 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

Great benefits ..probably the best than any other company in the country.

Cons

The compensation is not up to par with the rest of the industry

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Obtain feedback from employees and act on it.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Smart People, Highly impactful work. Tons of teams working in various areas, so you can almost find something you like in the company.

    Cons

    Stock is in dumps, Bonuses/pay hikes are lesser than other competitive places (read: google)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need better vision. Why are we so late with windows phone 7. Why did we miss the boat on slates?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good benifits not much room for growth in the silicon valley campus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    - Looks good on resume
    - Benifits are good
    - Secure
    - Excellent working conditions (peronal office, top notch hardware ...)

    Cons

    - There is very little organic growth in the SVC campus
    - Lots of stick very little carrot
    - Developers are disempowered and micromanaged
    - Frequent reorg's
    - You won't get any experience working on technologies that are in high demand in the valley (Linux,Php,J2EE ...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage innovation and increase presence in the valley.

    No opinion of CEO
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