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"An amazing big company with lots of big company problems"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Your other employees are bright, enthusiastic and driven to change the world. Benefits and perks are outstanding, including healthcare, time off with pay, software discounts, pay scales and bonuses.

Cons

Review model makes this a place where only the most agressive and competitive can suceeed.

Advice to Management

Drop the review model.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of oppotunities and smart people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    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


  2. "Microsoft knows how to take care of their software developers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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