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"Working at Microsoft was engaging and rewarding because of the great people and work environment."

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Build products that millions of users use everyday.
Work with great coworkers that are smart and dedicated.
Great work environment. Employees are well taken care of.

Cons

Big Company
Can be slow moving sometimes
Too many meetings
Politics
Stack ranking created a bad work environment in a lot of cases. (They have recently gotten ride of stack ranking)

Advice to Management

Improve manager and lead training. Managers and leads go through very little required training. It seems like the best developers are rewarded by moving them into management which does not make sense in a lot of cases. I think Microsoft build a program to discover employees that would make great managers.
Most managers that I had at Microsoft did not spend enough time on providing actionable feedback. Most of the feed back was provided and then we moved onto our tasks.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Fascinating work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    New ideas and process are always in demand for those that can produce them.

    Cons

    There is so much to do that one needs to be very capable of self management. Learn how to get it done during the workday.

    Advice to Management

    Perks need to stay competitive with other hight tech companies.


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, decent benefits and package

    Cons

    Some red tape which can be reduced, not very agile

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