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"Great people and company Poor Management decisions"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

When you have a good team and a great manager, one of the best places to work in the world. Amazing benefits and job security. There are many challenging products, and with the right teams, great recognition.

Cons

If you have a poor team, or a poor manager, things can be rough. Slow promotions, mediocre reviews, favoritism, the grind. all of the worst things of software development.

Advice to Management

Find people who are dedicated to understanding who their employees are what drives them, and cultivating them. Do not force someone into a position due to business needs. More good people have left MSFT due to management than due to better oppertunities

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Very good except two things: weather of Redmond and absence of the manager for 3 weeks out of my 12 weeks internship."

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    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and helpful people, good salary, job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Many employees are still suffering from waterfall practices of software devlopment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the manager and mentors take OOF or leave of absence during the summer internships.


  2. "Bogged down with politics from the unnecessarily deep org structure, inflating due to the broken career growth path"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good health care (however it's not as good as it was a few years ago)
    -Lots of opportunity to try something new without leaving the company

    Cons

    -Too much political crap
    -The company has been failing for the last few years due to poor decisions, execution, and agility

    Advice to Management

    If you want to know what's wrong, look in the mirror. Do something drastic and do it now.


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