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"OK if you know how to play the game"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Nice compensation, great medical insurance.

Cons

Forced curve at the review. If your manager doesn't care much about you, you are probably getting a very low score at the review.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the forced curve. Replace the CEO.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of brilliant people. every person has a office which is nice. good services around the company including entertainments, facilities, etc.

    Cons

    not very open, a lot of closed doors in the company. not many social going around. not a lot of collaboration.


  2. "Excellent internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible project choices
    - Good mentorship/coaching experience
    - Projects that make an impact
    - Good networking opportunity with management and other teams
    - As intern you get many intern related events, and of course the intern gift

    Cons

    - Didn't really take my team ranking into consideration, got assigned to a random team.
    - Office type work environment vs. open space work environment (such as in Facebook or Google).
    - No free food.


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