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"Very stable, great place to grow yet coast."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits (salary, insurance, perks)
Lots of seasoned developers and leads to work with and learn from

Cons

Microsoft is a machine. There are tons of people at the company, and it's sometimes hard to feel like you've made an individual impact. Career growth is possible but you have to align heavily with your manager. Don't get too attached to any of your products because all of the higher ups are good at playing the alignment game. They will turn on a dime and leave you wondering why you wrote all that code for the past 6 months.

Advice to Management

Nothing. What Microsoft does works for Microsoft. It's up to the individual to understand this process and choose if it's right for them.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Microsoft"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good technology and so so benefits

    Cons

    bureaucratic to the nth degree

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the review model and the scorecard


  2. "A full-fledged technology company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very rich culture, strong work force, emphasis on fundamentals, very healthy and adaptive software engineering practices, great work-life balance, smart people, drive for consistency

    Cons

    Lots of areas in the company that get unnoticed, redundant efforts trying to solve the same problems, too many things the company is into.

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