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"good place to work."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits
Good working conditions
Smart people
Resonable compensation

Cons

Huge corp. with a lot of polictics

Advice to Management

Be more agile

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Microsoft is a big company, with pockets of greatness and pockets of sadness to found"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft allows an individual to have a career maintained with one company because there are so many technologies to work with, and numerous organizations as well.

    Cons

    Policies around performance review are severly antiquated and do not have concrete, measurable goals that are guaranteed to further your career.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of any type of labels altogether (e.g. level 65, contribution rating, job title, etc..). For commitments, have 2 - achived and didn't achieve. Reward greatness on a case by case basis. This will help people focus on their job and ignore distractions like who got what.


  2. "14 years at Microsoft, 3 US locations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    outstanding benefits, fair pay, smart people, challenging work that contstantly changes (keeps it interesting). Opportunity to try several different roles without changing companies

    Cons

    Company is not a small company anymore - lots of red tape and politics to get anything done
    Lay-offs that really don't make sense

    Advice to Management

    don't be afraid to cut the dead weight
    be strategic about lay-offs - it's expensive to lay people off and then hire them back again a few months later


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