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Updated June 23, 2018
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  1. "Software Engineer 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, and compensation was in top 1% for seattle.

    Cons

    Poor management, lackluster products, legacy technology


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, good facilities and food.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Too much pressure.

  3. "Lot of opportunities, you can pick and choose the team you want to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, stability

    Cons

    Pay not as competitive compared to other top companies..


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Employee focused
    Work life balance
    Good culture
    Innovative
    Encouraging

    Cons

    Compensation is less compared to the competiton

    Advice to Management

    Management can increase the Compensation


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, have a great long g term career here

    Cons

    Can be challenging, aggressive and long work hours


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Lots of varying opportunities. Relatively easy work since there are often multiple people doing the same job.

    Cons

    There are often multiple people doing the same job. You have to speak louder than others to be heard.

    Advice to Management

    Focus!!!


  7. "Great Benefits, v smart people"

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting products, growth

    Cons

    Industry- a bit slower- but gives more work life balance

  8. "Amazing Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, good vacation time

    Cons

    Everything is very compartmentalized, makes it hard to branch out within outside your org.

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. "Data Center technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environmentwith opportunities to learn and grow. Excellent benefits and inter teams communication.

    Cons

    Ever changing landscape of projects


  10. "software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great salary, career progression.I love Microsoft

    Cons

    I like challenges and any time ready


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