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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Software developer at Mircosoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Microsoft is a good place with a lot of opportunities to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    knowledge sharing, resources, good benefits

    Cons

    work life ballance, review process, salary compensation

    Advice to Management

    Senior management talks about work life ballance but the internal culture does not really support it. If Microsoft's midlevel management really believe in it then it would filter down.

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