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"A good company to start a career."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good company to start a career, many product teams that you can easily find one that fits your interests.

Cons

A huge company and decisions could be slow at times.

Advice to Management

Focus on competing with external competitors instead of having process that results in internal competition.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Sr Program Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager/Release Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager/Release Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Family balance; campus lifestyle; Business casual and most of all benefits of cutting edge technologies and employee benefits and incentives.

    Cons

    many re-orgs and moves in short time-frames and roles can be swapped or shuffled around.

    Advice to Management

    Retain long term employees or vendor staff that have earned skills on the team instead of replacing new staff as years of experience with tools/technologies cannot be replaced.


  2. "Great company to work for with many changes coming"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upper management is making big changes to the company that should make it work better than it has in a long time. In June a reorganization was announced that will help teams work together better, and recently the employee evaluation system was overhauled so no longer will individuals be "ranked and yanked" on a forced curve. Both of these changes will help immensely with collaboration.

    Cons

    There is still lots of work to do to turn the company around. Cash cow businesses are nearly milked out, and there are many technologies that the company needs to mature in order to replace the revenue. Also, there is some uncertainty around who the new CEO will be and what the new CEO will do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinventing the company

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