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"3 Years and counting..."

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
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Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Benefits Benefits Benefits Benefits

No co-pay for visists or Rx.

Some really amazing people to work with.

External speakers brought in to speak are really interesting to hear.

Professional Resources are ok.

Cons

Review process seems random at best - you need a strong manager to pull you up, who inturns needs a strong manager to pull them up, and on it goes.

Advice to Management

Fiefdoms don't work. Silos don't work. You are raising sheep to do exactly what you want with out giving people the ability to grow unless it is for some one elses benefit.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Mixed feelings"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation is good for reasonable amounts of work. Maintaining a solid work life balance is easy. When I have a team I click with, coming to work is nice.

    Cons

    My managers have been decent, but not necessarily great for me. To a large extent, it's about personality, and I'm a bit difficult. My current manager has been great.

    There's a bit of a bubble mentality among some employees -- not all -- who don't necessarily see other options available to our customers.

    To make an impact, you need to be deep within your role; having a broader perspective isn't necessarily valued.

    You need a thick skin to handle the abuse from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy into your own propaganda that only Microsoft is capable of accomplishing certain goals. That's not the case, and such a worldview is dangerous to the company.


  2. "Company tries hard to please employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great! (100% paid, no payroll deduction or co-pays)
    Stock awards are nice
    Room for growth

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management
    No backbone inside the company (hire ups don't stand up for things they know is a bad decision)

    Advice to Management

    during the "mid-year" review period, allow your employees to rate their upper management

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