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"Process Heavy but Amazing"

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Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Test Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits
Great breadth of projects
Great technical employees

Cons

Company has too many processes

Advice to Management

remove roadblocksl revamp review process

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Big company with lots of diversity."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big oportunities, working on new tehnologies with big clients.

    Cons

    There are oportunities inside this big company, but sometimes you are not encouraged to follow them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what matters.


  2. "Allows me to be free with development while protecting me from bureaucracy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No clocking hours: As long as I get what I need done, everyone is happy. If I need to leave at 3 for an appointment, I just let someone know.

    Abstraction from bureaucracy: I don't have to deal with higher levels of management. I talk to my lead and my PM, who know what I'm working on, and that's about it.

    Physical work environment: I started off with a two person office. Within a few months, I had my own. Comfortable chairs, nice computer equipment.

    Various benefits: Free public transit. Discounts at many restaurants and an IMAX theater downtown.

    Stable: Microsoft won't be going out of business any time soon.

    Cons

    Location: I don't really like traveling to the east side much. If I didn't work there, I'd never cross Lake Washington. Depending on when I drive there can be lots of traffic.

    Career opportunity: Promotions are rather slow and methodical. No fast tracking or anything like one would get at a smaller company


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