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"All depends on the team"

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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
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Nice working environment
Good work/life balance
Smart co-workers
Lots of opportunities to learn new tech
The benefit is excellent

Cons

Some teams are totally in a mess after a transition of focus to online service - quite a lot of the managers still don't understand what to do in the service world
There are a lot of miscommunication and duplicate work which is a waste of resource
The new review system is stupid

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good breadth of experiences and opportunities, but disconnected being up in the NW"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Great benefits, good set of folks to work with, interesting and varied work

    Cons

    - Product silos for too long but starting to break them down, not risking-taking enough
    - Being in the Northwest

    Advice to Management

    - Adding a further personal touch will go long way


  2. "Easy tech job, well paying"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is fairly easy work-wise compared to other tech companies in the sector. If you're looking to have a life and get a pretty good paycheck, you should work here. If you want to make huge blazing changes in the industry, don't bother unless you are very senior -- too large of a company to make any real change

    Cons

    Due to its size, there's a lot of employee redundancy and bloat. Too much red tape and working with multiple teams to get very simple tasks completed. Your manager will make or break you here - be sure you get a good one.

    Advice to Management

    Align senior exec incentives to things like innovation and creativity, constantly measuring performance with scorecards is a waste of time and doesn't bring us any closer to coming up with new ideas

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