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Wonderful learning experience. Great place to spend a few years.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great benefits, lots of resources at your disposal. Amazing corporate culture, wonderful opportunity to be among some of the brightest people in United States.

Cons

Very stressful. Managers are not professionally trained and do not seem accountable for decisions effecting employees. Long term career paths are not clear.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train managers, create better long term retention of employees. Give people advancement based on experience as well as performance. Often the employees that take a lot of risk are also the ones that fail.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good name on Resume
    2. Flexibility
    3. Work Life Balance

    Cons

    1. Politics
    2. Lack of vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great HR, Benefits, People and Programs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People - most are smart, accessible and down-to-earth
    Benefits & Environment - stable, comfortable, nurturing
    Work-Life Balance - excellent
    Programs - some excellent executive/education programs (including MACH for new grad hires)
    Office - cafes, central commons, nice campus, beautiful greater Seattle scenery

    Cons

    Meetings & Hierarchy - as with many big companies, there can be a culture of too many meetings or needing buy-in for many people/groups, which slows down projects and product development (esp. unhelpful for tech)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help out any way you can to facilitate red tape/buy-in around projects for subordinates. Having to move slowly or navigate too much bureaucracy can hurt motivation/output of junior employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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