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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    smart people, like the culture

    Cons

    no cons to share at the moment

    Microsoft2019-05-18
  1. "Great company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Data Scientist 

      I worked at Microsoft full-time

      Pros

      Company culture is very good

      Cons

      salary is not top level

      Microsoft2019-07-18
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      "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 10 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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