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"It's what you make of it"

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Current Employee - Senior Design Strategist in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Design Strategist in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Vast career opportunities - more so in Redmond, but increasingly worldwide

Cons

Cross-divisional work is getting better, but still in need of improvement

Advice to Management

Drive agility. Be bold. Think people first.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tools that help with the day-to-day, sometimes they break and it's painful, but still a lot better than not having them.
    Private offices, which are nice if you just want to be heads-down and get work done.
    Lots of really smart people, from which you can always learn something new.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Very political environment, a lot of middle management.
    Most times "How it looks" or the "Team Stats" are more important than doing the right thing for users or the company.

    Advice to Management

    Promote better managers


  2. "Microsoft is both a good and a bad place to work in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PM Leadership in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - PM Leadership in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is really good at Software development processes and it is a great place to learn. Also, there are many exciting projects one can be involved in, either cutting edge or massive scale.

    Cons

    Culture of passive aggressiveness and avoiding risk leads often to mediocre results. The company culture is engineering and as a result other disciplines are not being heard.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace risk taking and leadership discipline diversity.

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