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"Good company to work for freshers and those who are keen for technical roles."

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Former Employee - Systems Engineer
Former Employee - Systems Engineer
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I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Multi-national and multi-diverse exposure.
First hand usage of technologies
Good employee benefits

Cons

Not a good value proposition if you want to play multiple roles at the same time
Highly process oriented and less flexibility for inventions

Advice to Management

Look at employees as just not resources but contributors to companies success

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to get solid software development experience."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work and brainstorm with very talented peers. Plentiful resources available. Challenging problems to solve. Develop software that will be used around the world. Influence design/functionality of products. Experience and learn state-of-the-art full development lifecycle: design, schedule, estimate, code, test, prioritize, debug, document, support, sustain, revise.

    Cons

    Rigid organizational structure limits opportunities to work on additional areas of interest. Conflicting priorities can result in products with high bug debts. Use of prevalent Microsoft-centric technology can lead to reduced future marketability of your skillset.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of great but unrecognized talent within Microsoft. The company needs to recognize and appreciate this talent and work on rewarding it and finding better fits when appropriate. Focus on how our software makes a difference and why it's developed in the first place.


  2. "Free-for-all politics, not company goals make you successful"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some smart people. You can find teams to work comfortable 35 hour weeks and still get paid well.

    Cons

    Product/company success is secondary. Everyone ambitious is out for themselves. Since review is curved, you need to come out ahead of your peers first and foremost. Managers would actually mentor me in those terms -- toxic environment!

    Advice to Management

    Make teams work towards a common goal and throw out all the political bs'ers in high positions

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