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  1. Love MS

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Stock prize & # stocks

  2. A great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    - great people - fun and challenging work - leadership - benefits

    Cons

    - limited opportunities to learn non-Microsoft technologies

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, but depends a lot on manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance Good CEO. Smart people work there.

    Cons

    System has a BIG glitch: Teams only have incentive for their own team to succeed. Especially from managing point of view. There is a lot of talk about working together but in the end, the above problem prevents a lot of cooperation. Your happiness depends a lot on your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Change the system so that managers teams have incentives for global success. Find and get rid of bad managers that create negative work environments.

  4. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    You can move around within the company and get exposure to many different technologies. Good benefits and remuneration package.

    Cons

    The culture of different groups within Microsoft varies markedly. This means that you mileage may vary with respect to job satisfaction, depending on whether your group culture suits you.

  5. Stable company with stable job

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good company who cares for employees

    Cons

    Too big to be agile and ship in fast manner.

  6. Nice place to work with good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good pay Nice perks , insurance, Easy to change location

    Cons

    Old technologies used Big company . Some teams lot of politics

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company, if you can handle the politics

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Ethical company, great pay and benefits, good career opportunities

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Teams reorganize often. Poor understanding of the overall value of one's work.

  8. Great company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, gives time to people to ramp up and impact driven model

    Cons

    At times, lazy in delivery

  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Work with the smartest people on the planet Great overall compensation package Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The size makes it challenging to go fast Seem to be in a perpetual "layoff cycle" Have not completely shed the "ultra-competitive" peer-to-peer culture - that's old thinking Open space - nobody I've ever talked to likes it and it's less productive.

    Advice to Management

    Heading in the right direction with razor focus on Cloud Do, at most, 3 things very well. Do not dilute the brand. Not everybody wants to be or is going to be a principle employee, and that's ok because the heart of the companies engine is in the senior band. Admit that "open space" was/is a bad experiment and move on.

  10. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunities and Challenges in different domains.

    Cons

    Be careful about choosing manager or team

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