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"Best company to start your professional career"

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  • 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
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Challenging work
Work life balance
Satisfactory careeer growth
Very good Compensation

Cons

I think there is nothing to write here from my side.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Very good employer with reasonable benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Porgram Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Porgram Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Flexible work hours and ability to work from home
    Leading edge technologies
    Annual poll actually has an impact on the way thiings are done.

    Cons

    Benefits have been erroded in recent times esp health care
    Stock has been stagnant for over 10 years
    Missed the boat on recent wave of innovation (phones, tablets)
    Career opportunities limited if not in product groups

    Advice to Management

    Reorgs are disruptive. Build an org and stick to it for a couple of years.
    The MS Health plan was a major factor in attracting talent. The new HSA sucks and will have an adverse effect on recruitment.
    Admit to failures as well as celebratin the successes. We gnerally had to find out about things such as the Kin and aQuantive fiascos in the press.


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