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"Not a great place for young people"

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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
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Salary is good. Benifit is good. Work place is good. People are nice.

Cons

Usually young people are hard to take challenging work. Promotion is mainly based on how long you have worked here. Hard to get promotion quickly, especailly in some old teams, like Windows, Office.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "I love working for MicroSoft."

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    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on products that impacts millions of customers.

    Cons

    Process oriented and management is not technical enough.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people with technical skills . Most of them are getting promoted just because of their communication skills.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Politics and stack ranking sap the fun out of the place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great challenges working with some really smart people on software and products than impact literally millions of people

    Cons

    An ageist, cost cutting culture backed up by HR-by-rote, stack ranking with a forced curve and self congratulatory politics sucks the life out of you

    Advice to Management

    realize your best assets are your employees... give us a reason to stay (or return) and try to recover some of that fading glory before going the way of Lotus

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