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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 (more than 5 years)

Pros

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

Cons

1. Politics
2. Lack of vision

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO

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

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    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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    Rampant Sociopathy

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Impressive online reference library & lots of opportunities to learn; decent cafeteria; benefits; bonuses (depending on job)

    Cons

    Unlimited access to processed foods; not enough workspace; disjointed teams; the org is too big, so people don't know who does what outside of immediate team (sometimes true even within team); lots of overtime; lots of manipulation; lots of hiring contractors cheaply and then treating them poorly; once overheard senior management refer to a problem as "gay"; lack of professionalism in many areas...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know where to begin. Everyone is a manager or a manager or a manager or a director of managers... The structure is a chain of scapegoats. Maybe this... please don't do cocaine. It's really bad for your health and has a huge impact on the people you live and work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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