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"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

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not the company it used to be"

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    • 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.


  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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