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"Microsoft QA"

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Former Employee - Software Test Lead in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Test Lead in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Cutting edge technology.
- Interesting and new products to work on.

Cons

- Review process pretty hard-core. Reviews used to be (not sure if still are) on a bell curve, so someone had to do poorly, even when everyone was doing awesome.

Advice to Management

More transparency with direction of the company and the review process would lead to more innovation.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Awesome experience, recommend to all. Satisfied overall."

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    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture & work/life balance

    Cons

    Lags a bit behind Apple


  2. "A great experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (including the new Health Plan) and pay. As a large company, there are many opportunities for advancement in a role, and moving to different roles is encouraged. You'll work with some of the smartest and most talented people you'll ever meet.

    Cons

    A highly competitive and political environment. While this breeds hard work, being stack-ranked against your teams and peers creates an environment where self-promotion becomes the road to advancement, encouraging employees focus less on what employees could accomplish as a team, and more on setting themselves up each year to sell what they've done as an individual. Work-life balance is generally not possible if you wish to succeed.

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