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Great experience over the last 6 years

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros

Wide Diversity of Technology. Can move to a different team to gain a different experience.

Cons

Too much hierarchy - this sometimes takes too long to make a decision.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    OK employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    good company with stable income

    Cons

    this company is not the leader any more. no innovation and it is getting slow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place if your manager likes you

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

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

    Pros

    If you work there and have a good manager, make them successful and follow them as their career advances. That's one way to succeed...

    Cons

    Reorgs take their toll as you can end up with a new manager every few months. With the ranking system in place, it's easy to clash with a new manager who has to 'contribute' someone to the bottom of the ranking and once that happens don't expect to recover - or to find a good job in another group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the Vanity Fair article once a week... Start thinking about why the person was hired and where their skills, experience and talents could be used rather than simply dumping them and them ending up with as many open positions are there are - and crying for more work permits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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