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Best Company I have worked for.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

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

Pros

Smartest group of people an any company. Diverse, caring, professional, people do what it takes to get the job done. Not afraid to switch course quickly.

Cons

It is a large company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to not be compared to Consumer Companies such as Apple and Google. Enterprise is a completely different market.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Planner in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great benefits, amazing breadth of technology, one of the few places where you can literally change the world.

    Cons

    Has gotten very big, difficult to navigate the organization at times, review process is an artifact of bad 90's thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New review process that actually encourages teamwork and group achievement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) at Microsoft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Working with smart people
    Learn to ship large scale products
    Relaxed working environment
    Learn a lot about testing and shipping quality products
    Easy to change teams and disciplines

    Cons

    Limited set of technologies due to company policy
    Longer you stay harder to change your job because recruiters will complain about your lack of open source technologies
    Too much manual testing might make you forget coding skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should educate employees about writing testable code

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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