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"Software design engineer"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Nice environment for engineer like single office/liberal enough for discussing engineering topics even with outside working group.
Variety of areas the company covers give employee for choice on internal transfer.
Work life balance is enough good for those having kids.

Cons

Review system is bad. There is bunch of tools, but still not much transparent, and room for politic to step in.
Compensation would not be much competitive with other top it companies. Even worse, famous health insurance coverage will go away from 2013.

Advice to Management

Keep up good work.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning and growth opportunities for the less experienced, but risk averse management and toxic culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    In just about every tech business from consumer to enterprise, which provides opportunities for learning and growth. Junior employees often given latitude to lead important projects. Use next year's cool software (and occasionally hardware) today.

    Cons

    Management constantly stages divisional battles which leads to distrustful us vs. them relationships between potential collaborators. Promotion and bonus processes that encourage selfishness. Salary purposefully below industry benchmarks, while stock price has been flat for a decade.


  2. "Customer Support Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Support Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good HR management. Good salary and conditions in general. Nice office and nice working environment.

    Cons

    Distance to get to work can be a problem. Management don't often listen to constructive feedback. Pressurizing at times.

    Advice to Management

    None really.


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