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"great company to work in"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

stability, good work life balance, depending on which team you work on you can get to work on interesting stuff.

Cons

the review system is a mess. you need to spend a lot of time telling people about the work you have done in order to be rewarded. the salary is somewhat lower than industry average in Seattle area.

Advice to Management

fix the review system.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Good experience overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Staffing Associate in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked on an awesome team that cared about employee morale. Annual team building trips, lots of opportunities if you asked for them. The healthcare was AMAZING! I know it's not as great anymore, but still pretty good. Nice cafeterias, free drinks, nice buildings.

    Cons

    Work hours were pretty insane. During peak season it was 80-90 hours a week for 3-4 months. It slowed down to 40 in the non-peak season. Not great if you have a family. Review system is tough. Even if everyone on your team is performing well and doing their job well, SOMEONE still has to fill that bottom rank bucket. My advice would be to stay on top of your manager during your 1:1s. Ask them at least monthly how they would rate your performance at that time, what you can do to improve, what extra projects you can take that will allow you to shine on your team. Give your manager reasons to fight for you come June when they stack rank. Also, take on projects that give you good visibility amongst all management, including your skip level manager. If they don't know who you are, that is going to hurt you.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review system so people are more interested in collaborating!


  2. "work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    have not been long enough to have a positive outlook

    Cons

    only been with company for a few months and may not last more that a few months.

    Advice to Management

    treat people with respect


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