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"ok."

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Greate company to work for.

Cons

Cost of housing in Seattle area

Advice to Management

grow the company organicaly and build leaders from with

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Microsoft: great place to work despite industry challneges"

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    Former Employee - Lead Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Product Planner in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    breadth of products, impact on the world, learning, progress, challenge

    Cons

    pretty overwhelming sometimes, at higher seniority levels competition for promotions is strong

    Advice to Management

    figure out the strategy, the company needs a clear mission


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Only good for parents' bumper stickers "My child works for Microsoft""

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    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is this world's largest software development company, this looks good to future employeers. Employees receive discounts when purchasing normally overpriced software.

    Cons

    You have to pay for food and snacks. Not a comfortable work environment, they discourage peaceful and collaborative working. They do not promote based on quality of work instead they promote based on popularity and their review system. Hard work is NEVER rewarded here, instead employees are promoted when they do less work and leave early. At Microsoft, if one person in management, regardless of their direct connection to you, doesn't like you, your next review will be damaged. I've received only one 0.5% raise in nearly 5 years of service. Microsoft has horrible retention of long term employees. Management is free to ridicule employees. They 'claim' raises and promotions can happen any time but I have never seen anyone recieve a promotion or raise outside of once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the survey feedback provided by employees, not just the management feedback. Attempt to correct salary and level mistakes as soon as possible. I have seen many highly talented people leave Microsoft after a couple years because Microsoft fails to appreciate employees.


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