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"Pretty good place to work at."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Reasonable salary
- Nice summers in Seattle
- Lots of opportunities/technologies inside the company
- Can grow in an individual contributor or managerial path.
- Some extremely talented people

Cons

- Pockets of incompetence, especially outside the core moneymaker teams
- Lots of legacy to deal with
- Cross group collaboration is sometimes a nightmare

Advice to Management

- Get the right talent on the online businesses
- Clean up the Windows Mobile mess.
- Fix marketing

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great if you find the right team + manager."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, challenging work, can move around to other opportunities without leaving city or company, free drinks, really good benefits,

    Cons

    bad managers can screw up ur career, can take years to rebuild, I've had both good and bad managers, have been promoted so I know what I'm talking about, very political. Employees who have been working here for 5+ years really know how to screw others in reviews (ex. your friends talk badly about you behind your back to your manager). Employees don't really know whats going on outside of MS and generally don't care (or care about customers too much). average pay

    Advice to Management

    Train your middle managers and execs instead of just getting them into a room once a quarter. If a manager gets bad reviews from his reports and the team has high attrition and low morale through the annual poll, move him. don't give him a chance to get back at people who gave him the bad review.


  2. "Smart group of people, average salary/bonus, best benefits, less risk averse towards new technology."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best benefits, smart group of people to work with

    Cons

    average salary/bonus, low stock price, less risk averse towards new technology

    Advice to Management

    Lets be more like WIndows 7/ZuneHD in both the consumer and business market to win share!

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