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"Interns at MS get to meet Bill Gates!"

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Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
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Pros

Good quality of life, with beautiful campus, offices, nice cafeterias, etc.
Other employees are very smart and hard working.
Impactful projects - lots of people use Office, etc..

Cons

Microsoft can be very demanding, especially during crunch times.
The corporation is often HUGE, so one person's experience in one role/division may very considerably from another person's elsewhere.

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  1. "In general MS is a great place to work, especially if already have a family and you need a stable job."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best reason for working at Microsoft is that you get to use the latest Microsoft technologies. As a SDET you will have a resonponsibility to build tesing framework, which at some cases you will write more code than your developer peer. Heath benefit is awesome I haven't paid a dime for my health.

    Cons

    The compensation is not the greatest in the world. If you have a family the health benefit will compensate for it otherwise for sure you will find it that your peer at other company is making more money that you. Sometimes at work we have way too many meetings, which make it hard to get anything done. Some of the more senior testers are just pain not competent.

    Advice to Management

    Manangement needs to protect the development team from having way too many meetings. They need to learn that Meeting != Productivity.


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    "A great place to work, but it feels like an empire in decline at times"

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance, great benefits, multiple tracks to get promoted

    Cons

    compensation is average comparing to other technology firms, and too many re-orgs. Lots of employees are simply not intersted in doing the best they could. At times it feels disheartening as people who work half as much get promoted faster. Different groups have different standards for defining value, and is not consistent company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Need more profit sharing

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