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"A lot of oppotunities and smart people"

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

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

Pros

Oppotunities in different area and technology
Smart people, world class environment

Cons

Competitive review process
Too big to move fast

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Microsoft knows how to take care of their software developers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Developers have their own offices. Because Microsoft has a longer release cycle than many software companies, the stereotypical "have to work overtime because the project is due" doesn't really apply. Very laid-back environment. As long as you get your work done and don't miss meetings, no one really minds when you work.

    Cons

    As with any company with thousands of employees, sometimes you can feel like a grain of sand on the beach. As a developer, you don't have a say in the big picture of the company. If that's important to you, don't work here; find a start-up.

    Microsoft Response

    Nov 16, 2012 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for the candid review, great comments and insight.


  2. "Positive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free soda lots, lots of encouragement, engaging projects, many company events that were loads of fun, 2 monitors per desk, surface launch was an expecially awesome surprise for us all

    Cons

    The company is poorly percieved especially by the media. Second tier to other major tech companies like oracle, google, facebook, accenture, cisco, sun, linux, and so on and so forth etc

    Advice to Management

    Cubciles > offices

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