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"Great innovative and hard working people"

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Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Very tenatious people and aggressive goals (depends on your group) so the fire is always burning. The benefits are amazing as the employee and family are really taken care of. The campus is beautiful and natural, has easy parking, as well as wonderful cafeterias. There is much potential to move within the company.

Cons

Depending on the group you work for the work/life balance can get really out of balance. Politics can slow down progress or innovation. The rating system put peers against each other which was not good but this system was removed this year.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Challenging and fun stuff to work on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New challenges, great people, Amazing collaboration

    Cons

    Can get stuck in partner decisions, re-orgs happen a lot and can hijack your career path.

    Advice to Management

    Move people by their passion and talent. Stop making you folks learn how to say No.


  2. "Learned a lot, but feedback process was capricious"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company which means you have a lot of support to get things done

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the changing landscape of open source, and internal tactics prevent good collaboration/teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    You have done a good job getting rid of stack ranking, now make it a good company by fostering an environment of teamwork.

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