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"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

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Challenging, rewarding, great people and great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Great benefits (health, dental, 401k, gym membership, free soda/juice/coffee/tea, Prime Card discounts to many local businesses). Challenging work that literally affects 100's of millions of customers. Competitive compensation. Microsoft has a product for just about any area of technology you may be interested in.

    Cons

    Reviewed compared to your peers. Doesn't matter how well you do if your peers do more/better.
    It rains a lot in Seattle and is dark a lot in Winter. Limited scope in many SDE/SDET positions. You own your features and can get pigeon-holed into your technology.

    Advice to Management

    I feel the company is headed in the right direction with its products. I don't like the recent changes to Health Insurance and the new compensation model.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Microsoft is a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best and brightest on the newest technologizes. You are always challenged and learning new things. If you are bored it's your own fault.

    Cons

    It is a very fast paced, competative and demanding environment. It can be very difficult for some people to thrive in this type of environment.

    Advice to Management

    The emphasis on competition can be counter-productive. Very good people wind up getting lower review scores to make the curve work.

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