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"Nice not really intensive work in relaxed environment."

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Visa issuance, cool benefits, relaxed people, get familiar with latest MS products, valuable trainings.

Cons

Too much politics, not really much time focused on engineering. Not too many days off. Projects and team are reorganized very often.

Advice to Management

More focus on product, less on politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    There are a lot of layers which is par for the course in working for a large company.


  2. "World-class learning and personal growth experience, though very political."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Staffing Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work alongside some of the most intelligent, driven, passionate people in the world. By working with people smarter and better than you, you naturally improve. It's like playing jazz with musicians who are better than you.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, and the forced curve. The forced curve is going out the door, but so are annual review scores, which goes back to the political aspect of the company. You'll have to be able to play the game, and well, to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your head out of the bubble surrounding you, keep focused on the bigger picture and don't let relationships get in the way of good decision-making.


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