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"A great company to work for"

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

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

Pros

Compensation is great (pay + bonus + benefits) and reliable.
You get to work with a ton of passionate and smart coworkers.

Cons

Your work tends to be siloed to specific areas and there is a lot of bureaucracy and politics involved, especially as you cross divisions. It may be one company but the various divisions often don't collaborate well.

Advice to Management

Encourage and reward cross-group collaboration and allow code to be changed across group boundaries.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Once great, now full of fail"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people you work with are usually good people
    - Free drinks and Starbucks/Seattle's Best coffee
    - Pay is pretty good

    Cons

    - Benefits suck now
    - Company has been going nowhere for over a decade
    - Review system is an abomination
    - If you're unlucky enough to work in the newer buildings, enjoy the moronic decisions to put everyone in open spaces and block off the windows so you can't see outside. If you like working in a cave surrounded by maddening levels of noise, this might be the perfect environment for you.

    Advice to Management

    How about getting input from the employees before making stupid choices like NO offices for almost everyone? What about asking for feedback on big bets instead of revealing them long after the decisions have been etched in stone and too late to change? I mean really, getting rid of the START button for crying out loud??? Look WAY into the future and come up with something that will actually work and move the stock in a positive direction. Get rid of the completely broken review system.


  2. "Wonderful place to work with great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent diversity of areas of interest - you can do anything you want to do
    Crazy awesome set of extra-curricular activities
    Great community

    Cons

    Caf regularly sucks
    Too much bureaucracy on occasion
    Getting stuff (books, licenses, etc.) can be a hassle for no good reason

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