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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

A lot of smart people
Lots of resources
Challenging work environment that will push you to be better every day

Cons

Hard to align priorities across teams
There are a lot of middle management that is worried about not losing face with their bosses rather than building great products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do 10 things right and delight customers, stop trying to do everything.
Raise the quality bar, customers want better products

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Microsoft is moving towards a "typical" big company era

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits & Compensation IMO is still the best even after all the changes - esp if you have a family to look after. Being a big company also means there are many different product/industries that you can work in. If you are willing to look, with a bit of luck and networking you will usually find your best fit team very easily.

    Cons

    - Sometimes there are just too much process.
    - And the review system just promote internal conflict instead of internal harmony IMO. I think the management has yet to show anyone that they are serious about getting product teams work together.
    - The overall company culture does not promote job/idea exploration within the company. E.g. the overall process of pitching ideas, getting a review of your ideas, and getting resources for ideas are non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the management cannot figure out how to create an atmosphere of collaboration, then long term it will harm MS's ability to be the vision leader that it wants to be. So first please fix the review and process to allow better collaboration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    My 2 cents

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get a chance to work on great product

    Cons

    Company is huge so the sense of existence is relatively weaker

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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