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I've learned alot of the years but things are different now in the marketplace.

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Current Employee - Account Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Account Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Working with great technology and exposure to worldwide scaled business model. The opportunity to engage with partners and customers to impact how they leverage our software.

Cons

MS has changed over the years and in Redmond, it's alot more political and visibility and ability to proress is often a factor of the relationships you have vs. job performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You're loosing great people. You're no longer competitive in attracting and retaining the best talent. Morale is declining and it just seems that you're not realizing what made MS a great place to work before seems no longer to be true.

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    Hard work gets recognized, quality of test leads/managers need improvement

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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

    - Lot of opportunities to learn from tons of great people across the company
    - You can choose what area you want to work on since the company works in every field in the software industry
    - Hard work gets recognized
    - You'll get extrmely good in execution after working in this company

    Cons

    - Test organization needs good quality lead/managers. Most of the current ones are a bunch of guys trying to go ahead with politics/processes instead of working to improve the quality of the products
    - Not a start up. So, the upside financial potential is limited
    - Too much execution focused, lot less focus on innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Vision, vision, vision. The company does not see any new disruptive technology coming.
    - Too much execution focused, lot less focus on innovation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    The Best Experience Ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    It is great to work amongst a huge set of talented People
    Microsoft as a company has great products that you can work on
    Challenging Work

    Cons

    Seattle weather
    Pay Scale
    You need to be at the company for a couple of years before people take you seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great Job. Please continue to be aggressive in making technology bets similar to Windows Phone 7, Kinect, etc.

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    Approves of CEO
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