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"Great place to work, depending on the group"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Lead in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great place to be an engineer, lots of flexibility and perks plus room to build your own success.

Cons

My group had too many layers of management, resulting in a muddy vision and direction.

Advice to Management

Less politics, more leadership.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed with the work culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    * Good salary, sign-on stock bonus
    * Good health benefits, not so good anymore
    * Brilliant co-workers

    Cons

    * Extremely aggressive culture
    * Groupism, tendency to not let new people in

    Advice to Management

    Change the performance review system to encourage co-operation and knowledge sharing among employees. Manager needs to ensure that the team attitude towards new employees should be one of inclusion, make it easy for them to adapt to the new product, teammates, processes at Microsoft.


  2. "Great company - great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - smart and good culture
    Fun work - technology, innovation, impact
    Good pay
    Great benefits
    Leadership

    Cons

    work life balance
    big company politics

    Advice to Management

    Lets make our transition to devices and services happen!! Should be a fun ride

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