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"My experience at Xbox LIVE"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits. The people you work with (brilliant minds). The environment. Given the ability to grow, go above and beyond your work expectations to do even more.

Cons

Contract companies add a layer of difficulty for the employee when it comes to salary and process.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Program Manager II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable job with good benefits

    Cons

    Job is stagnant - not exactly inspiring. Too many red tapes

    Advice to Management

    Minimize time to move on opportunities.
    Focus on your strength - Windows, Office, Developer tools, Server products. Don't try to do everything.


  2. "Mixed feelings about Microsoft."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary compare to most but not the most competitive. Really good perks and benefits.
    You have the illusion that you can easy change careers.

    Cons

    Is hard to get in as industry hire. The only way is through referral.
    Management commits for you to make themselves look good on their review rather than enabling individual contributors to provide value to the company.

    Moving inside the company does not mean you get a better salary or role just a different job.

    Advice to Management

    To move towards getting people individual contributors to growth their careers and allow them to be agile in providing value to the company rather than just work towards showoff your their own accomplishments trying to go up through the corporate ladder and leaving all responsibility of the bad of half done choices to individuals that they have not committed to themselves.


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