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"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
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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

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company with lots of challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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;


  2. "Great launching pad to start your career, but you'll need to look elsewhere to reach your potential."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different work products to work on across consumer and enterprise features. Also the salary and benefits are great

    Cons

    Your initial growth can be very quick, but you're going to need to look outside the company to reach your potential. There are too many rules around who can be a manager.

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