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"It's about who you know, not what you know."

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Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits and Pay were high for the Seattle area.
Good work life balance once you got into the flow of your role.
Some good managers and team members.
Good time-off policy.
If you know the senior people you will be in good standing - it all about your manager.

Cons

You never really own anything.
Managers constantly and roles are consistnantly changing.
if you don't have a good manager, you will not do well at MSFT.
Update your commitments and stay true to what you are doing - if not, you will be dinged!
Expectations are made without communicating.

Advice to Management

Find the right talent and let people setup to help to lead. There are some amazing people that are doing work they did other places 10 years ago!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Could be better, but not horrible"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides full-time status, great for networking.

    Cons

    Most people are contracted and they don't offer many benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve, based on experience.


  2. "Great journey so far and looking forward to even better future at Microsoft"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You receive good pay and benefits.
    You get to work on interesting and challenging problems.
    You can decide the pace of your career.
    Microsoft is a huge company with thousands of teams. You can move to learn a different technology in a new team every few years without ever having to move out of the company.

    Cons

    In some teams, heavy competition results in unnecessary politics.
    Work life balance may be affected if you are looking to get promoted in a competitive environment.

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