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Very stable, great place to grow yet coast.

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

Pros

Great benefits (salary, insurance, perks)
Lots of seasoned developers and leads to work with and learn from

Cons

Microsoft is a machine. There are tons of people at the company, and it's sometimes hard to feel like you've made an individual impact. Career growth is possible but you have to align heavily with your manager. Don't get too attached to any of your products because all of the higher ups are good at playing the alignment game. They will turn on a dime and leave you wondering why you wrote all that code for the past 6 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing. What Microsoft does works for Microsoft. It's up to the individual to understand this process and choose if it's right for them.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    #72 in 100 Fortune Best Companies to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good corporate environment,
    Good benefits and career opportunities

    Cons

    Slow moving company
    Internal politics dominate the scene

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake Up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Microsoft: not the company people expect from the outside.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Country Manager RSM  in  Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Country Manager RSM in Schiphol (Netherlands)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One big happy family with a huge jar of cookies for cookie monsters.

    Cons

    Too much politics and networking, its not about being good, but about looking good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more consumer minded people on board and get the "corporate" people out of the consumer space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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