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"Great but too many wannabe managers"

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great technical challenges
Good work life balance
Great perks and amenities
Good pay
Love the offices instead of cubicles

Cons

Too many managers and people who want to be one
One person does all the work and has probably 2to 3 people managing them
If you are lucky you will have a good manager who protects you from PMs and others.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

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    "Software and hardware developer job perspective..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free Coffee, Soft drinks, etc. Cheap software

    Cons

    Expected to work too many hours, and salaries are below industry standard for the region, and bonus incentive reviews are a farce.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the review process, and stop getting rid of good people over the dweebs...


  2. "Good for senior engineers and growth"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, good work and life balance

    Cons

    Lots of processes, too much politics, senior people doesn't let you do what you want

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