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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
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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. "Great opportunity for a college graduate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks.
    Flexible schedule / Ability to work remotely, even from a different country.
    Very good compensation,
    Good work/life balance.
    World impacting work.
    Ability to get to know very smart or important people in the tech industry.

    Cons

    Cross-team collaboration is difficult.
    Just like any other large organization, there is too much unnecessary process, but it depends on the team.
    Necessity to look after yourself almost too aggressively to achieve promotions.

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