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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
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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

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    "Much better than the outside perception"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Moving to a different department is like moving to a different company w/o losing your benefits
    The Redmond campus is beautiful. Even after many years working there I'm still in awe
    Newest hardware and software always available
    Great benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Some of the partner level employees have been in their role for too long. They should retire or start something new. I talked to one recently and asked why he's not retired yet. His answer was that he likes to manage people and be in charge.
    Some teams are mired in red tape and score cards (mainly Kevin Turner's org).

    Advice to Management

    Clean up partner level band, send 25% to retirement (they all can afford it).


  2. "Challenging and fun stuff to work on"

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    • 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.

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