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"All depends on the team"

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  • Senior Management
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. "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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    "The real Microsoft"

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

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

    Pros

    Microsoft, at least in STB, is a great place to work, great products, very good senior leadership and a great engagement with customers, partners and community.

    Cons

    Company structure and politics leads to a lot of time wasted and products shipped that show the seams of the company. A SteveB level restructure is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure into 5 groups, get rid of peripheral distractions, stop focusing on the consumer stuff so much - we are not Apple so stop trying to be.


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