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"Stable company , good benefits, avg talent"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

40 hr week, it's ok if you group does not make money because OS and Office products pay will pay for your group.

Cons

Growth is limited for IC.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "New HR rating system makes it difficult to manage"

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Still a market leader in many areas. Strong investment in R&D shoudl allow that to continue.
    - Great benefits. Good salary, especially for lower level roles. Lowest salaried role is over 70K plus bonus
    - Many smart people

    Cons

    - Being a manager is disturbing. New performance system forces some irrational decision. I'm sure that Microsoft does need to fire 5% of its workforce, but it is simply making the company more bureaucratic. Performance is less critical than political positioning.
    - Current monopoly profit margins will erode as disruptive technologies drive competition and Microsoft moves to lower margin Cloud products


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Brilliant minds; mediocre management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really smart people work at Microsoft. Some divisions are great. Others not as much.

    Cons

    There is far too much concern about what other "stakeholders" think.... soo many meetings that it takes forever to get anything done. The company rarely takes risks. Product reliability has gone done (just look at Internet Explorer).

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the feature bloatware. Go back to basics. Keep things simple, fast, and easy to use.

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