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"Great company to work for"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Work-life balance is better as compared to other companies.
Great benefits.
Smart co-workers.
Option to change product group.

Cons

Contentious performance review model - visibility gets rewarded more than collaboration.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Wealth of knowledge and industry experience
    2. Diverse set of products
    3. Great pay, benefits and profit sharing

    Cons

    1. Growth determined by who you know, not what you do
    2. Developers are given preference over test and PM
    3. Too much red tape

    Advice to Management

    Create more transparency about review system
    Improve the career growth trajectory for SDET role
    Cut the red tape


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not the company it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optimized Desktop Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Optimized Desktop Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Beautiful Campus, Awesome Parties, They love to blow money on alcohol, no drug testing because 75% of the company would get fired!

    Cons

    Major Management Problems, A review system that makes you want to leave Microsoft.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Ballmer and Lisa in HR before it's too late.


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