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"Good place to work if you find the right team"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits.
Pays is good.
If you stay long enough you can get your own office.
Can work with some very smart people.

Cons

Quality of management can vary from team to team.
Don’t expect to use many non-microsoft tech.

Advice to Management

Ship more products faster. Get rid of the dead weight.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Rewarding, but also concerned about the future of the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Development Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very smart people
    - Good salary, benefits, etc
    - The results of your work go practically everywhere (ok, it depends on the group you're in).
    - Job security, despite the recent rounds of layoffs.
    - Better work/life balance than let's say 10 years ago.

    Cons

    - Company lost its edge, missed several trains to competition, and what is frustrating to employees is that lots of ideas had been Microsoft's in the first place, but they had been botched during execution.
    - Lack of clear accountability.
    - Politics there is not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on delivering good experiences rather than half backed "features"


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outsourced to the max"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart people. Lovely large offices. Reasonable food and drink easily accessible. Nice company store.

    Cons

    Too many levels of middle management, lack of respect for individual contributors, ruthless upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Innovation is great, but experience and expertise does count for something. Laying off folks with experience and expertise doesn't pay off. Outsourcing is not a cure-all, and in the long run increases costs and lowers customer satisfactioin.


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