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Good place to work

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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 for 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 place to learn the basics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    A place where for the most part you only deal with smart and competent people. It's a place where we measure twice and then cut once.

    Cons

    Very heavy machinery when it comes to process - it's very hard to "just do it". Most work translates to cross team work which adds layers of complexity in terms of people. As a developer it's hard to balance the creative way of approaching software versus the analytical "figure out everything before we do anything".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not really an option at Microsoft to just go fix things in other products - the only thing you can do is open a bug and hope that the other team will deal with it. Management should encourage, empower and reward people that cross product boundaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Only the best and brightest will thrive!

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Great work life balance
    - Awesome peer group
    - Fantastic benefits
    - Company finding its groove

    Cons

    - Performance rating system can be improved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Microsoft Response

    Nov 16, 2012Marketing Manager

    Thank you very much for this review, very helpful for those researching Microsoft!

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