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"Good if you are looking to settle down into a stable career for the rest of your life"

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Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Everyone I met over the age of 30 was happy to have an incredibly stable job at a company with excellent benefits and a lot of respect for their software engineers.

Cons

Everyone I met under the age of 30 didn't have anything against Microsoft but was restless and wanted to go do something else with their lives.

Advice to Management

Nothing in particular, I loved my time there and if you're looking for that sort of stability I can't imagine a better place to code.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Find a group you like, get out of ones you don't"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to cutting edge technology
    Many ways to move horizontally
    Good benefits
    Smart people

    Cons

    Review system is broken: %20 percent of all employees must get a 4 or 5 (on a scale of 1=best, 5=worst) on their yearly review, regardless of accomplishments
    Not nearly enough advertising for consumer products
    100% health care coverage is going away
    Way too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Fire Ballmer & Brummel
    More TV ads for consumer products


  2. Helpful (2)

    "senior management disconnected and decision making is very slow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work with smart people, requires you to be on your toes

    Cons

    Microsoft has gotten very bureaucratic and decision making is slow. Also, no one wants to collaberate at all. No one respects Steve Ballmer and most can't wait for him to go adn this is a drag on morale. It is depressing to work for a company when the stock price has remained unchanged or over a decade.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the chairman, require teams to work together and punish those who don't.

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