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"Mind expanding"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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Pros

Working for Microsoft is like being in school. Pick any area of computer science and there is someone here working on it. Some of the smartest, hardest working people in the industry. The other great thing is the impact you can have in the world - when you check code into a product you have the satisfaction that it will be used by millions of people worldwide.

Cons

It is a big place and takes a long time to learn your way around.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for experience, a bad place to grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance
    smart co-workers
    cooperative environment
    great learning opportunities
    top-tier benefits
    products and budgets that can have broad impact on the world and the industry

    Cons

    negative company growth / consistent cutbacks in benefits, budgets, and staffing
    few promotional opportunities
    below industry pay
    a focus on the short term and "good enough" solutions
    politics sometimes impedes innovation


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    "Great it you drive your own career and don't stay in the same role too long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a great brand to have on your resume. Lots of opportunities in Redmond. Beautiful campus work environment. Company generally tries to d the right thing.

    Cons

    Review system is stacked against new comers and anyone that's not "favored" within the group. Limited options for field based employees unless you want to move to Redmond or keep doing your same job.

    Advice to Management

    Review employees based on facts and performance not your personal whim. Quit rushing half finished products to market and then underfunding the marketing.

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