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"Great with the right team"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Microsoft pretty much cover all aspect of software from cloud, enterprise to consumer.

Cons

Difficult to find the right team.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Finding the right management & product are key to success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - diverse company - Microsoft has products and offerings in a number of areas outside the well known flagship products like windows, office or Xbox. There's a lot of interesting work happening in the company

    Cons

    - finding a good management team can be tough, but they do exist.
    - politics between teams that are supposed to be partners. Hopefully the big restructuring will help this.


  2. "Great benefits, work life balance, terrible politics and senior leadership."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, work life balance, opportunities to work with incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. You easily get stabbed by someone with a big friendly smile.
    Lack of promotion opportunities - they like hiring senior people from outside
    Unbalanced power - PM and Dev tends to have a much louder voice
    Shipping is painfully slow - even you have the best idea, time washes it away.
    You don't get pay as much as in other companies, and pay rise is barely matching inflation.

    Advice to Management

    better senior management with vision. know how to compensate by removing internal competition


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