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"Getting better"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good Salary, Work Life Balance

Cons

Managers are self consumed and motivated to undermine the effort you put in. Lot of politics.

Advice to Management

Empower and respect Engineers. Have good check on the managers because they abuse their power and get in the way of development.

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  1. "15 years of planning and strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    there are great people to work with.
    they give you good resources
    there is decent pay incentives

    Cons

    Very competitive
    A culture that you have to be seen...so have to be in the office
    Not decision driven

    Advice to Management

    Your folks know what needs to be done. Let them go and do it.
    Redo your bell curve to make sure to include cooperation and support.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A company filled with smart people stifled by a terrible culture and bad leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are very smart, the compensation is pretty good. The company does pretty much everything under the sun, so if you want to change job functions it's not too difficult.

    Cons

    The company does not have a good way of accurately gauging talent / motivation. So a lot of very high up people do not have good judgement; they either are loud and can argue until everyone around them gives up, or they happened to be in the right place at the right time.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review system so that peer feedback is directly taken into consideration for promotions.

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