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"Good place to park -- if that's what you want"

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Current Employee - GPM in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - GPM in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits; steady, predictable. It's not going anywhere.

Cons

Steady, predictable. It's not going anywhere.
Hard for a junior person to make it to senior.

Advice to Management

Management especially engineering management, needs more experience outside Microsoft. Key decision-makers have been there forever and don't know that often the world has moved on.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "An amazing place filled with brilliant jerks"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, meaningful work, and in general if you do your job well and can communicate it is a meritocracy.

    Cons

    A little behind the times for development models, and not very good at unity across product teams.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, your experience will vary greatly depending on the group you are in"

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

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

    Pros

    Causal work environment, lots of talented, smart, passionate people, opportunity to make an impact in the world through your work, and good health benefit (although that is changing 2013).

    Cons

    In some groups, leadership (directors and above) are so focused on the politics and self advancement that things are not always done for the good of the company. On some teams, the "perception" of what you do matters way more than the actual accomplishment you achieved.
    The performance review system and its forced distribution model are partly to blame, but I think there are just a lot of poor managers, especially at the Director and Senior Director level - lots of Microsoft lifers who don't have outside experiences and perspectives.

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