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"A nice company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Work/Life balance is not bad (but depends on group)
have your own office

Cons

Too many levels of management

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "This is a very good company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Manager in North Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Group Manager in North Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learning new things with the products

    Cons

    there aren't any cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Listen and take in to consideration what the employees are complaining about


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Smartest people work here, except in management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly bright, so there's no waiting for people to understand things; if you're the top performer at your company, you likely will struggle here for the first year, but you won't regret it. Everyone is super smart, able to write and speak clearly and have fairly good soft skills too.

    Cons

    There are no women here, none. The women that are here typically have master's degrees and a decade or more of experience before setting foot in the door. THe men were typically hired out of high school, sat in the queues for that long and either now manage your team or get high bonuses for being one of the guys. I would never have a woman work here; it's ridiculous how much time you have to spend acting like a guy to even be considered for anything. The other major issue is that most of these folks haven't worked anywhere else, so they're always coming up with 'ideas' to sell to our clients that the clients will never buy and won't make a real impact because we haven't worked in the real world. There's also a lot of shuffling around of your management and entire divisions even though what you do doesn't EVER change...so maybe it would be best to juts get rid of the management which doesn't do much more than approve expense reports and stack rank.

    Advice to Management

    There are no women here, none. The women that are here typically have master's degrees and a decade or more of experience before setting foot in the door. THe men were typically hired out of high school, sat in the queues for that long and either now manage your team or get high bonuses for being one of the guys. I would never have a woman work here; it's ridiculous how much time you have to spend acting like a guy to even be considered for anything. The other major issue is that most of these folks haven't worked anywhere else, so they're always coming up with 'ideas' to sell to our clients that the clients will never buy and won't make a real impact because we haven't worked in the real world. There's also a lot of shuffling around of your management and entire divisions even though what you do doesn't EVER change...so maybe it would be best to juts get rid of the management which doesn't do much more than approve expense reports and stack rank.

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