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Good company to work for. A lot of absolutely different teams and a lot of hard problems to solve

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

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Very smart people, a lot of opportunities to learn. Good management attitude, good work-life balance.

Cons

Salary could be more competitive. Reward system is somewhat management bound

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Reward more

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Good work life balance great benefits

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    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Many intresting technologies
    Lots of smart pepole
    Good work life balance
    Great benafits, great health benafit, 401K match, matching of donations to many organization, company store, etc.

    Cons

    Too many competing products
    Beyond window lack of focus and clear direction
    Trying to be best in everything SW
    Too much legal involvement, can't use any external SW in the products
    Too many reorgs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beyond window get more focus and clear direction
    Stop trying to be best in everything SW

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Come and stay a while! We'll make you into a paycheck-collecting cog no matter how much fire you have in you!

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    * You get to see how many world-class products are built
    * The salary and benefits are good enough that you don't worry about survival too much
    * Seattle is a great place to live

    Cons

    * Now that Bill Gates is gone, so has the passion
    * A lot of politics to deal with if you want career progression past goon-level
    * The salary and benefits are not the greatest anymore, and getting worse
    * People working there are depressed or manic, and it's contagious
    * Nothing you build today will be as cool as the stuff they used to make in their heyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steve Ballmer would be fantastic in charge of sales. As CEO of a software company though he is incompetent. They should bring someone external to replace him in that position (someone who hasn't been corrupted by the rampant nepotism and politics necessary to grow to L65+ in-house nowadays).

    MSFT is still sick (LisaB notwithstanding), and getting sicker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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