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"Challenging, rewarding, great people and great company"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Still a joy after over 10 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career Mobility Work-Life Balance Interesting Work

    Cons

    Best jobs are located out of Redmond

    Advice to Management

    Push more jobs to the field to broaden your perspective


  2. "Microsoft 2013"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. You can design, code products that are used in large scale
    2. Smart and talented peers.
    3. Good perks and benefits

    Cons

    1. Too many processes to deal with
    2. Manager is God when it comes to promotions/bonuses
    3. Too much office politics

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