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Great company to work at

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

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

Pros

Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

Cons

Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of talented people to work with

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager
    Current Employee - Partner Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, intellectually challenging, good salary/benefits, good degree of freedom. Despite all the cons listed below, still amazingly capable company.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is increasingly getting into way of reason and productivity, overall quality of work is decreasing, business groups are losing touch with partner channel. There is less trust within company and balance between thinking and doing is turning more to just doing. Open and honest discussion is not always welcomed as one could expect from corporate list of values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep things more like in start-up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Environment strongly depends on team.

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

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with quite a few intelligent people.
    Wide range of technologies to work on.
    Relatively fair salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible philosophy on performance management - survival of the fittest, enforced performance curve with periodic cleansing, where the tail of the curve must leave the company, and most of the other get unfair reward. As a result people compete with each other and not with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change performance management system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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