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"Software Development Engineer at MS"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Work with may smart people.
- They have a varied portfolio of products that you can move around inside the company depending on your interests.
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Cons

- Lots of politics and bureaucracy get in the way.
- The review process is dependent on how you are perceived, not really based on what you do.

Advice to Management

Reduce the internal turf wars so that every team is striving for the same goals.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Excellent Company to work for"

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    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company took good care of the interns, even the ones not in the Redmond location. Microsoft had a fun culture, interesting events, and an overall well organized intern program.

    Cons

    Microsoft is a large company that can be stuck in process and organization, that might slow down work progress and stifle creativity in favor of organized productivity.


  2. "good"

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    Former Contractor - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, nice place, nice pay, flexible work, good culture

    Cons

    so big you feel lost sometimes, hard to get anyone to make a decision quickly

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