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became a lead from a SE

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Current Employee - Technical Lead
Current Employee - Technical Lead

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

Pros

People friendly company, good work culture

Cons

not focused on solutions, too much focus on UX than strategy

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to work at!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities
    Different career paths
    Several businesses to pick from
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Several layers of middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Don't pass up a chance to work at Microsoft.

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Generous benefits. Plenty of resources and leeway to do your work. They place a lot of trust in their employees to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Lots of competition, vertical movement is difficult. Usually have to move out to move up. Stack ranking can work against you if you're a solid performer but not ambitious (department dependent). If you are ambitious then get in line. Work/life balance will likely suffer if you want to move up the chain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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