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"Comfortable but boring"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer Intern in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Good pay/perks for the area, job stability.
- Not as many long nights as at a startup.
- Company has a lot of resources.

Cons

- Boring! Other companies in industry are doing much more interesting things.
- It's a huge company, don't expect to feel much camaraderie with coworkers or be kept informed of (the few) interesting things going on in the organization.
- Very top down (compared to startups and other companies in the software industry).

Advice to Management

- Innovate more.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - IT SDE II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - IT SDE II in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ahead of technological curve, great place to get in touch with latest and greatest

    Cons

    Unbalanced worklife, management favoritism and restrained career growth

    Advice to Management

    Management should ensure more knowledge of reports in terms of skill set and allocate amongst each for desired career growth of each individual


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    "Don't work in MSIT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with new MS technology
    You like the safety of a large Co with few real competitors

    Cons

    Terrible place for IT people, they don't value IT workers
    You will only work with MS technologies (bad for IT people)
    You will be subject to incompetent middle managers, who will control your career
    You will have to pretend VISTA didn't suck
    Food served on campus is horrible
    You will be laid off first or replaced with cheap overseas labor
    Co stock is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Why would I give you any advice?

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