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Updated September 4, 2017
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  1. "Informatica developer"

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    Former Contractor - Informatica ETL Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Informatica ETL Developer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All hard work brings a profit

    Cons

    Advantages And Disadvantages of Working Shifts


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no issues with job, great work

  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company, nice projects, smart people.

    Cons

    Lots of work for a bit of progress.


  4. "Things are looking up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Since Satya took over, the sleeping giant is awakening and jumping into cloud services.

    Cons

    Agility is something that is not coming easy for sleepy giant who is waking up....


  5. "SDE"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people working around you.

    Cons

    Lots of smart people who wants to leave MS.


  6. "Probably has gotten better s"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty or resources, good compensation and benefits, peace between re-orgs, and balanced in terms of demands and personal life.

    Cons

    You get paid to do not to think, anxiety around regular re-orgs, 5% bottom, and not a very stimulating or challenging environment.

    Advice to Management

    From the outside it seems that Satya is doing a lot of good things... keep it up.


  7. "i ike it"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    benefits advantages promotion work enthiasastic

    Cons

    low pay no free time work at home

    Advice to Management

    get out and help your employes

  8. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and smart people

    Cons

    Needs to have free food

    Advice to Management

    Give free food


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mid career need not apply"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer Lead in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer Lead in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and perks.
    Nice offices.
    Work with challenging and important technology
    Work with very smart people.

    Cons

    The company is very paternalistic. I haven't felt that ordered around since high school.
    The harsh review cycle encourages bad behavior by employees.
    Internal politics are quite brutal. People helping each other without some ulterior motive is rare.
    Not recommended if you you are a mid- late career person.
    The above noted pro - lots of smart people - leads to a lot of arrogance and hubris.
    People are always *very* serious.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to lighten up. The review system needs to be changed to allow employees to focus on the products and customers instead of playing Machiavellian games to get promoted.


  10. "Data Center Tech 1"

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    Current Employee - Data Center Tech I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Data Center Tech I in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The projects and technology under development always inspire me. Microsoft is an amazing company to learn new stuff.

    Cons

    There's no down side working for Microsoft/Atos.


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