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"Can't ask for a better first job"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

You are really coding at a bleeding edge environment. Two years in and I am tasked with cloudifying a major service in our platform (serving tens of thousands each). I went from college student with experience in C / C++ to being an expert in C#. I got to design an asynchronous public API. I have been able to take on as much work as I can handle with the support of mentors and my manager. Seriously, when you get a good team, Microsoft can be a great place to work.

Cons

From some of my friends, the experience at Microsoft can vary. If you get a crappy manager, your life can be a living hell. If you are in a bad org, upper management can also hinder instead of promote evolutionary changes.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very enlightening"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    I worked with very smart people that I could learn from
    There were a lot of opportunities working for different groups

    Cons

    Didn't matter the quality of work if you were with the 'in crowd'
    Manager took credit for great work team did, and we weren't allowed to speak to higher level execs
    If people only knew...

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that work hard, not who are favored
    Treat employees with respect


  2. "Mixed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Challenging projects
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Politics
    Top heavy management
    Lack of clear strategy sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Reward the right prople

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