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"Great opportunity for a college graduate"

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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
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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Positive"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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    "Microsoft promotes evil managers"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a lovely campus in a lovely part of the country. The company is financially healthy.

    Cons

    Microsoft attracts and promotes managers who are narcissistic, hyper-competitive, and often unethical. If you happen to get one of these managers, you will suffer greatly.

    Like many large companies, Microsoft has a peer-review system that drives a gang-like type of social behavior amongst its employees. Often, the most successful employees are experts at manipulating their coworkers (and measuring loyalty). Such a system is the bane of employees who are inventive, productive, and intellectually honest. Good people simply cannot survive in such an atmosphere.

    New employees are instructed to watch a series of training videos where a major theme is: "No employee can be penalized for behaving ethically." This is completely false. There are no systems in place to protect employees who behave ethically. If your manager is evil, you will likely be penalized for behaving ethically.

    Also, what the hell is an SDET anyway? Are you kidding me?

    Advice to Management

    Management should alter their code of conduct. They should seek to be replaced by people who are intelligent and ethical. It should be possible for employees to succeed who have the following qualities: Ethical, Productive, Intelligent, Trustworthy, Honest.

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