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"Microsoft is a great place to work at"

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

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

Pros

work life balance
good insurance
open culture
challenging problems

Cons

Big company
Focus on enterprise not individual business
moves slowly
always catches what market wants

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Employee Friendly and open culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Lot of independence in terms of doing your work
    - Very good managers and high level people.
    - Very good employee care.
    - Good salary-

    Cons

    - Your experience will be very specific to Microsoft technologies(like .NET, Powershell etc.. )
    - HQ is Seattle.. so rough weather can be an issue.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Please Please Come Back Bill G.""

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Benefits, Lots Of Opportunity To Learn New Technologies. Great headquarter location (beautiful). Betting parking than most companies.

    Cons

    Used to be a great place to work, but no longer. Way too much bureaucracy, performance review process is a death march, both management and employees stopped listening or even paying attention to the customer's needs a long time ago. The red tape, political cut throat environment prevents groups from any real innovation. And finally the most important...they need to get back to the business of rewarding employees who learn and stand up for customer requirements. Too many Indians (I can't believe this is an American company in America...90% of the teams I worked with were all Indian...that is not what I call a diverse employee base).

    Advice to Management

    Get back to your technical visionary roots, and connect seriously with your customers. Overhaul your performance review process make it more simple and FAIR. Stop churning and burning employees. Get a system in place that validates and verifies what your real customers want. Start hiring more locals and help train them...they will be very dedicated and stick around. Stop the sinking ship, there is a mass exodus out of Microsoft going on...make the company hospitable again and employees will stay and you will be able to retain them. And by all means, stop asking Congress for more H1-B visas.

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