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"Enabled yet challenging."

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Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You are encouraged to innovate, and be honest with the products and management. All the Ideas I've come up with have been moved around the company which certain feels good to know that they have good eco system for sharing innovation.

Cons

You have to sort through the politics of people approving your ideas and concepts for too long sometimes.

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    "Great pay and benefits, flexible hours, good people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, even straight out of college
    Flexible hours
    Good people
    Interesting and innovative products

    Cons

    This isn't a 9 to 5: expect to work around 60 hours per week, at least
    Stack ranking for performance reviews

    Advice to Management

    Let's get the table and mobile device market figured out so our stock price will match Apple and Google. We need to focus on building FAST software rather than full-featured software. The iPhone and Google Chrome have shown us that faster is better.


  2. "Well treated by upper-management, lots of perks"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Contractor - Solution Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Solution Specialist in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leading company in its industry. Should there be more pros? Working with some of the world's smartest and most driven individuals with a desire to improve end-user experience and find solutions

    Cons

    Sometimes the free drink refrigerators aren't 100% full. Seriously, I'm digging hard for cons here. Maybe I need to work there longer before I find out what they truly are

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