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"A roller coaster ride! Thus far!"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive salary, excellent benefit package, good work/home life balance, training opportunities, advancement opportunities, dumped the dreaded ranking system, changing culture, challenging work, and an exciting future for the company.

During the "One Microsoft" re-org I've been lucky enough to have three new, awesome engineering managers to interact with. They are some of the best managers I have ever had in my entire career.

Cons

As a software engineer, if report to, or interact with, a terrible, non-caring, numbers only manager you, and your team, suffer the most. Microsoft seems full of these types of managers. It is best to change teams if you realize you have a terrible manager as soon as possible.

Advice to Management

Flatten the management structure as much as possible. Become more design driven so we can move out of the past into the new Microsoft!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Tokyo (Japan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Famous company.Customers meeet with us by company's name.

    Cons

    Bad and unfair review system,, stack and ranking.


  2. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and drinks. Good working condition. Decent salary for a Chinese student.

    Cons

    No free lunch and dinner. Public transportation to MSRA is very bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working

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