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Microsoft Engineering Director Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2016

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  1. "challenging and interesting"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    no limits, lots of ownership

    Cons

    none, you own your result.

    Advice to Management

    be bold

    Microsoft2015-03-04
  2. "Company at a crossroad"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Awesome benefit. Free medical is hard to beat! Microsoft has one of the most generous benefit called the "Giving Campaign" where you can contribute $12,000 per year and the company will match the amount for donation made to qualifying 501C. I don't know of any company that offers that.

    Cons

    Extreme bureaucracy and very hierarchal. Also, the company tend to hire type A personalities and that creates case where one who is the loudest wins out.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more business minded people to be middle managers. Just because you are the best developer and tester does not make a good manager.

    Microsoft2008-10-16
  3. "Director Engineering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Engineering in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities and exposure to big things

    Cons

    High demand and challenging culture

    Advice to Management

    Leadership disciplines need to collaborate closer and pull as ONE team, this will accelerate progress and instill productive momentum

    Microsoft2016-03-17
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