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"Fantastic Experience"

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Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Worked with some of the most intelligent, driven, dedicated people i've ever had the pleasure of working with. Pushed me to grow and get better as a designer, and as a team mate in general.

Cons

Required to give it your all, work long hours and keep up with the competition. Potential for burn-out.

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  1. "SDE II"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, still using waterfall methodology for software development. Terrible review systems.

    Advice to Management

    Change review system, cut down on meetings.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sweatshop, depressing monoculture, not worth it any more, good tech though"

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    Former Employee - Won't Disclose in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Won't Disclose in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Good technology,Microsoft software makes some of the widely used software in the world, but along with it comes this tech arrogance, this belief that if you are technically competent, that makes know everything about every topic under the sun. (most of the time, you are just exposing your own idiocy by pretending to know everything.)

    Cons

    Sweatshop, depressing monoculture, not worth it any more cuz MSFT ain't gonna make you rich any more

    Advice to Management

    be less arrogant. treat employees with respect especially if they have a medical condition/workplace injuries. One jerk put up a poster w/ the caption "#1 cause of workplace injuries" and it had a picture of a guy with his head stuck up his backside. this poster was put up right outside my office.

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