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"Senior S/W engineer"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Smart people around
- Good life & work balance
- Good work environment

Cons

- Better to work on core business
- Hard to get focus for other skill except s/w writing (ex: media)
- Very frequent manager/org change

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good place to work, but they demand a lot"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects - you can work in just about any technology field
    Lots of interesting people - you work with people smarter than you

    Cons

    Work-Life balance can easily get out of whack if you don't actively manage expectations
    Performance evaluation process was grossly bizarre - testers were rated with/against devs & PMs, not just with/against other testers


  2. "Great company with lots of challenges"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cool technologies; verity of products with huge impact on the market; some positive culture change around One Microsoft goal

    Cons

    complexity of the organization, difficult to navigate the politics;

    Advice to Management

    too early to say after latest changes;

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