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"Great benefits, culture focused on corporate gamesmanship"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great pay, bonuses, opportunity for upward mobility.
Wide variety of opportunities.

Cons

Projects are run in such a way as to discourage innovation and exploration. More time spent planning and justifying than doing. Use agile terminology when the environment combines agile and waterfall in a way that robs each of the things that are positive about them. No empowerment to adapt the process to the team and project.

Advice to Management

Tolerate more ambiguity to allow more innovation. Forcing teams to spend so much time telling you what they're going to do, by when, months in advance is discouraging risk-taking and innovation.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Lots of room for you to be creative."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Intern - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Lots of diverse opportunities
    -Stability

    Cons

    -Some areas are not as cutting-edge
    -Higher average age of employees


  2. "Overall good work environment"

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits - Prime card, Pro club, Soccer field, intern outings, events and team lunches. Had an awesome summer. Lots of learning during development

    Cons

    Not a great environment for fast growth. There are some ad-hoc policies which vary from different to different related to promotion, salary and work

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