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"A bumpy ride"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good money, some places have very interesting work, but one has to look hard for them. You get to work with some incredibly smart people, and affect lives of millions. Or at least that's how it used to be.

Cons

Politics. Suddenly the whole team goes down the drain, and you have to jump off really fast if you don't want to get stuck in sewer for a long time.
Compensation is getting less and less competitive with time.
Upper management is not very bright or competent, everything worthy is done despite them.

Advice to Management

Just go away, and let innovative people take over.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Company of engineers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlike other companies, a developer is not a mere developer, but a lot more. Like customer focus, contributing to program management is also expected

    Cons

    Being a big company, there is friction between teams, there is not a very effective channel for intra team communication.

    Review system is not really transparent


  2. "Great so far, it could be better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Benefits
    Lots of Products to choose from

    Cons

    Everyone has to have an opinion.
    Curve
    Flat stock

    Advice to Management

    Need a reality check.
    More could be done with less

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