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"Big company = great opportunity to waste great possibilities"

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

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

Pros

Lots of smart and nice people. Lots of new stuff to learn. Opportunity to have a big impact. Good salaries.

Cons

Fish starts to rot from its head. There are good teams - but most are in a dismal state, due to management (3 levels of hierarchy away from you) not having a clue about what's going on - or not even caring about it due to some twisted short-sighted incentive they have.

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  2. "Can be great. Lots of different kinds of work. Eventually have to play political games"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different jobs
    Great benefits
    Opportunities to impact many users
    Many resources for growth
    Don't have to fear company is going to shut down in a few months

    Cons

    lots of politics that you have to engage in to really get ahead
    review system can be demoralizing -- due to politics
    no matter how great the product, its cool to bash Microsoft. Don't expect the internet world to drool over your work, even if its great

    Advice to Management

    review system is a pain, often a politically savvy manager can make a big difference

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