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"Good company to work for"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Current Intern - Program Manager Intern in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Scale of work, salary, smart people

Cons

Big company, old corporate culture still lingers (but is going away fairly quickly!)

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work trimming the fat and focusing goals. Mobile-first, cloud-first baby!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Hard work, ownership, and bias for action are usually well rewarded."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are delivering on a project that has a measurable impact on the bottom line you will typically be recognized and rewarded for your contribution.
    Many opportunities for success.

    Cons

    Lately politics have become a hindrance, teams often have drastically different resouce allocation. Stack ranking was often inequitable for evaluating eployee performance but I understand that stack ranking to evaluate performance has been replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what you are good at and stop trying to be great at everything. Microsoft is great at software, not so good in other areas that really eat into bottom line.


  2. "High-impact jobs with a great culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work you do at Microsoft will affect the whole world, and the people you work with are all very excited about this. All of my managers have been exceptional. There's an overall culture of saying what needs to be said and doing what needs to be done regardless of organizational boundaries, etc. Lots of opportunities for training & development.

    Cons

    Health benefits are not what they once were, although I'm told they're still very good compared to other businesses. Expect to spend a fair amount of time recording medical expenses and making sure you've been billed for the right services, making sure your providers are in-network, etc.

    The SDET role is very much in flux right now, since a lot of test responsibilities have been given to developers (not to mention the layoffs). The actual work for that role will depend a lot on which product/team you work on.

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