Microsoft Engineer II, Software Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2020

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  1. "I could not imagine a better place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work culture and benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

  2. "Good company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer (SDE) II 

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    microsoft is a nice work place

    Cons

    no, I feel good to work here

  3. "Good company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work in Seattle

    Cons

    None to share for me

  4. "Software Engineer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Clear career trajectory - Solid engineers - Job stability

    Cons

    - Business decisions driven by Marketing/Business vs. desire to impact consumers positively - Casual sexism/racism

  5. "Supportive"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    there is freedom of work

    Cons

    progress in work is slow

  6. "Big Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, good pay and great benefits. Reasonable worklife balance. The work done has noticeable use and impact in the world.

    Cons

    Big company with lots of inertia. The company is more agile than it was before but is still prone to top down leadership and supports a large number of legacy products.

  7. "Alright, I suppose ..."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Massive company with massive resources

    Cons

    Can afford to highly specialize employees

  8. COVID-19

    "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexible work environment. Lots of interesting and challenging projects. Ability to switch internal teams within Microsoft. Work life balance is good. Job stability, especially during situations like COVID.

    Cons

    Microsoft is very large company. Getting promotions can be hard, especially if you are in a team with engineers who have been in the same team for 15-20 years. There are times where your job ca be boring. You might have to deal with lots of legacy code. You frequently get lost and hard to get help when stuck with problem. Salary and compensation package is great, but compared to other companies like Google, Facebook and other start ups, it is less. While the offices and facilities are great, workplace feels lonely and disconnected. People stay inside their office most of the time and most of the things are done online without human interaction. This can make the workplace dull and depressing. Ofcourse, most of the pros and cons will vary from team to team except of things like salary and benefits.

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  9. "Love it!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-II in Redmond, WA
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