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"Great place to learn, if you like Redmond"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer
Current Employee - Software Developer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Opportunities to learn and move within
- Pay well
- Good health care
- Generally good, intelligent people

Cons

- Internal politics
- Review system creates competitive, and not collaborative, environment in some cases
- Upper management not that great, potentially due to above two points.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "all resources needed to grow"

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people
    Lots of resources
    Challenging work environment that will push you to be better every day

    Cons

    Hard to align priorities across teams
    There are a lot of middle management that is worried about not losing face with their bosses rather than building great products.

    Advice to Management

    Do 10 things right and delight customers, stop trying to do everything.
    Raise the quality bar, customers want better products


  2. Helpful (1)

    "All depends on the team"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Recommends
    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

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