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  1. Software Engineer

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time

      Pros

      Amazing Company 10/10 would recommend

      Cons

      I have no cons for Microsoft.

      Advice to Management

      N/A

    1. Salary

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Puerto Rico, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great salary and excellent benfits

      Cons

      No cons at al. Such a great place to work

      Advice to Management

      Great liders since the beginning

    2. Helpful (1447)

      Thoughts after 10 years....

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. ...

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      Cons

      Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out"...

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      Advice to Management

      I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening... 1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities. 2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting...

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