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"Software engineer"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits.
Smart people (If you happen to work in a good team)
Great work life balance
Decent salary and performance bonus

Cons

Benefits are not on par with silicon valley standards (no free food)
Office interiors look drab and outdated
Projects still take a long time to release. Though this is getting better recently

Advice to Management

Shake up the work culture. Award star performers more and manage out low performers
Open up the offices and create a more collaborative work environment.
Ship fast and fail fast.
Improve the benefits like free food and great parties on fridays

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits. Good, talented people to work with. The company has a bright future with new senior leadership.

    Cons

    You will work very hard, long hours. Depending on the group you work for, your efforts will not necessarily be acknowledged.

    Advice to Management

    Review employee suggestions & first line management's actions.


  2. "Nice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the edge of technology. Always something new

    Cons

    Sometimes a company to big to achieve awesome stuff


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