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"my experience at M.S"

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

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

Pros

good 401K, good salary...good products

Cons

most senior program managers in technical teams suffer from lack of base computer science knowledge which makes them make wrong trade offs.

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    "Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Microsoft"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Working with smart people
    Learn to ship large scale products
    Relaxed working environment
    Learn a lot about testing and shipping quality products
    Easy to change teams and disciplines

    Cons

    Limited set of technologies due to company policy
    Longer you stay harder to change your job because recruiters will complain about your lack of open source technologies
    Too much manual testing might make you forget coding skills

    Advice to Management

    Should educate employees about writing testable code


  2. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Contractor - Production Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Production Assistant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Their are a lot of opportunity if you want it. There is plrnty of food to eat around the area and the people you work with care about their jobs and great to work with. There are a lot of perks being a Microsoft employee

    Cons

    The company is very large and you can easily fall in the cracks if you dont fight to stand out. Parking can be a nightmare depending on the building you work in. The company contracts way to many people instead of hiring people on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little guy.

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