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"nice company; less exciting product"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Mountain View, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

nice company culture;
nice &smart colleagues;
work life balance

Cons

not so exciting product;
some potential politics you should be very careful;
people have to learn how to show themselves;

performance review will replace some people every year, this is for sure...
especially for mountain view branch. I heard about several cases, that
manager has finally "walked out" people from workplace...
so please keep on checking in your code changelist; keep on raising your
voice in email thread... also please do not make (even little) mistake, which will be
written in to the performance review.

Advice to Management

try more interesting product;
try more challenging idea

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I feel extremely fortunate to work for Microsoft!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Microosft provides tremendous career growth opportunities and does a great job investing in the employee's professional development. Your ability to grow your career is exceptional.

    Cons

    Like most software sales organizations, the Microsoft environment is highly stressful and competitive and evaluates performance based on relativity to peers.

    Advice to Management

    The new performance model should be re-evaluated.


  2. "Lazy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work hours are extremely flexible, the offices are nice, the benefits are pretty good, Washington is pretty nice I think

    Cons

    The rest of your team is going to be super lazy, the technology you learn is basically only applicable to MS

    Advice to Management

    fire the old people

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