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Not same Microsoft I joined

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

ProsBenefits, benefits, benefits... Enough said. Also, if you are smart, you can stretch what you work on for weeks and nobody will notice (that's also a con, as you will eventually become lazy)

ConsProcess is at times unbearable. Advancement in career is largely dependent on 'who-you-know' game, and if you came in lower level it is very hard to advance.

Changing job inside company is very hard -- you have to go through interview loop as any other external candidate, but you also have to tell your current manager about it _before_ your interview is even scheduled. Technically, manager cannot prevent you from interviewing after 18 months in position, but it really brings you to uncomfortable position -- with scarcity of internal positions nowdays, there will be tens of people interviewing for one position, so there is good chance that you are not going to get it. While managers pay lip-sync to the line that they are there to support your career, you frequently become pariah in your group after you tried once to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow easy internal transfer, without notifications to current management -- that will help break fiefdoms throughout the company.
Get rid of stupid 10% review category -- either fire me or do not brand me as failure.

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    Good place to work for high achiever, but the stress will tak it's toll on you

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    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Lots of job opportunities to transfer throughout the company. Work hard and do well… Cons: Very competitive, cut-throat, individual contributor-centric environment. Forget about teamwork, you always have to look out for your interest. … Advice to Senior Management: Encourage and promote team effort more More
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    Great company, strong balance sheet, starting to turn the corner in the Consumer space

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    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Benefits, breadth of products and services, financial stability Cons: Hard to get things done, "not invented here mentality," lack… Advice to Senior Management: Stop being constrained by the 1990's and Windows. The technology sector is evolving… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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