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"Just okay"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Salary is very competitive, environment tends to be good with the right group, technology is always cutting edge.

Cons

Some poor management at certain groups. Experience counts for little in some divisions. Favoritism is growing,

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They promote within based on performance. Once in a lifetime experience. Very fun environment.

    Cons

    stack ranking. Someone had to lose whether or not they were a good contributor. You were ranked on the bell curve. Outsourcing to India was a huge mistake. The customers and support greatly disliked have to deal with India.

    Advice to Management

    Bring a lot of the outsourcing back to the United States. The morale of the employees will skyrocket and consumers will finally give Microsoft kudos. It would be an extremely positive move.


  2. "I was one of the lucky few interns to feel like I was working at a startup with the aim of learning and not making $$$"

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    Former Intern - Explore Intern (Rotation Program) in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Explore Intern (Rotation Program) in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great intern program, GREAT pay, supportive team structure, they spoil you like crazy, beautiful location (Seattle), LOTS of design flexibility with your project, you are treated like a real member of the team

    Cons

    low key projects in big company - fell like I don't have enough contribution. Good for first internship if you are bound to make lots of mistakes, experience depends A LOT on the individual team and manager - so not guaranteed

    Advice to Management

    Let the interns have a little more of a say in which project they ca work on. If they are excited about it, you'll get better results

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