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Nice place to hatch eggs

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

ProsSalary and Benefits and and and....

ConsYou could get away with murder if you know how to suck up to management. Technical expertise is something they think they know but how far behind the employees really are they would know only if they left the company and joined any other gig or were kicked out

Advice to Senior ManagementFire yourself!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    We all have choices

    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft


    Pros: Good benefits, strong infrastructure support, still some good people. Cons: I recently left the company, after over a decade, and wish that I had done it much sooner. There is far too much middle-management,… Advice to Senior Management: My advice to "management" is to reduce yourself...stop giving yourself top 10% reviews simply because you change… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Lots of opportunities if you can tolerate the culture and extreme workloads

    Senior Manager - Finance (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Microsoft Library - Access to resources - research data, journals, books, studies. Benefits - Medical, stock Smart people - there… Cons: Limited teamwork - people are rewarded for seeking credit as individuals, not teams. Internal competition is still fostered over teamwork. This creates suboptimal solutons.… Advice to Senior Management: Promote teamwork, reward teamwork and recognize that better work happens in effective teams. Get rid of the current contingent staff model (both a-… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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