Microsoft - Good place to learn fundamentals | Glassdoor
  1. "Good place to learn fundamentals"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Was my first software engineering position out of college. I benefitted a lot from feedback from more senior engineers and learned good industry practices including things like writing technical designs, giving useful code review feedback, and writing decoupled and testable code. I felt like it prepared me well to take on my next technical role. Also, got to work on some interesting problems while also having pretty good...

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      Cons

      Sometimes teams can be a little siloed (even feature teams working on the same product) and there can be a lack of communication which results in some wasted effort or different components of a project not cleanly coming together

      Microsoft2019-04-15
    1. "Software Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      smart people, like the culture

      Cons

      no cons to share at the moment

      Microsoft2019-05-18
    2. Helpful (1494)

      "Thoughts after 10 years...."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

      I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      1. If you love tech, this is a great place. No doubt you'll talk tech (mostly the MSFT stack) from enterprise to consumer - from PCs to phones to Xboxes - from datacenter to desktop. 2. What were GREAT benefits are now VERY GOOD (took a small step down) but still probably better than you'll find at 99% of large corporations. If you've got family - the value of the benefits is even higher. 401k match is nice. ...

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      Cons

      Brand on Your Resume: After many years of losing market share and struggling to be at the front end of innovation and the fact that there's 90,000 employees, don't think MSFT is necessarily going to be attractive on your resume to more agile and smaller companies. Managing Your Career: Make you say this out loud so it registers - 90,000 employees work there. Double that for vendors. It is VERY hard to "stand out"...

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      Advice to Management

      I'll type it here - but I don't they are listening... 1. Help proven talent move laterally in the company for new opportunities. 2. Kill/evolve the stack rank. Here's basically how it's viewed:. 30% of the company gets 1s and 2s - and they are happy. 50% get 3s and that basically feels like getting a "C" in school. This sucks for talented people when a multitude of UNCONTROLLABLE conditions keep you from getting...

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      Microsoft2013-01-29

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