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"Great place to learn, if you like Redmond"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Good breadth of experiences and opportunities, but disconnected being up in the NW"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

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