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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
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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Office interiors look drab and outdated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. "Super Intense and Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary, and global experience. Leadership training for high potentials is great.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard to have, especially if you want great reviews and salary increases. People are disposable and employee training is on and off in terms of availability.

    Advice to Management

    It's great the CEO changed!


  2. "It's nice being the underdog again."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    With as much cash as Microsoft has, there is ton's of time to correct the mistakes of the past and create a new durable future. The new CEO is making the right moves too

    Cons

    Right now with the restructuring, some businesses are getting cut and others propped up. It will take some time to get everything figured out but it might be painful for some for a while

    Advice to Management

    Go fast.

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