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"Positive, standard quirks for the big corp. % Ratio of competent, non super arrogant, product focused people is decent."

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Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Diversity of efforts, diversity of people. Driven to ship (in most parts) technical folks . Lots of competency in development.

Cons

in places stagnation, abrasive politics. High % of "underperforming not interested fat" among people, especially middle mgmt.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Horrible"

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    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Business Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really good people there.

    Cons

    Stressful; always putting out fires; long, unpaid hours; unappreciative managers; lack of humility; internal attacking; bullying

    Advice to Management

    Show some compassion to your staff please


  2. "At some points challenge, but gets flat after sometime"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance
    People always willing to help

    Cons

    Company not moving fast enough, most of the time doing catchup
    New teams are usually good, old ones mostly code maintenance and debugging, no new work.
    Intra company job change requires full interview process, decreases work force mobility inside company

    Advice to Management

    Remove intra company interview. This discourages new grads from joining, as every time you're tired of what you're doing, you need to go back and study as a new grad all the stuff that you never use.


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