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"Can't ask for a better first job"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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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)

    "Company has changed over the years for the worse."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, challenging work, decent hardware

    Cons

    Poor management, poor management integrity


  2. "Great Company Great People"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great innovations
    Respect for employees
    Great work env.

    Cons

    Needs to work on the marketing a little bit

    Advice to Management

    Replace the people who are charge of our PR and marketing!

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