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"Great learning oppurtunities, smartest people that you could learn from."

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people.
Great benefits.
Good work life balance.

Cons

Politics in teams.
Curve ratings is the BIGGEST detrimental to any motivation to perform good job.
Slow growth in various old Windows\Server teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    At Microsoft, it is a pleasure to work with some of the smartest software engineers. Employees still feel they can make a positive impact
    IF you want to get good work experience on platform and Enterprise software, this is the place to be

    Cons

    The company is being perceived to be slow in adapting to changing market. It missed the internet revolution, the tablet and now the mobile revolution. There are many areas which the company has invested in but may not be aligned to the vision.

    Advice to Management

    Take some risky decisions and embrace disruptive markets


  2. "Not just a software company..."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft is a very diverse company, dealing with not just software, but hardware as well. From the Logo program to its own peripherals to the Entertainment group (Xbox) to other devices (Surface, Windows Phone), there is something for everyone at MS.

    Cons

    Some groups will work you to the bone, while other groups will offer a better mix of work/life balance. Do your research. YMMV

    Advice to Management

    Each employee has different values and visions that should be respected.

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