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Wish it were better

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Good Benefits, salary and equipment

Cons

Strange Culture, out of touch with regular people. Most everyone acts like they are better than the rest of the world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back Bill so the the company can innovate again.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A bumpy ride

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good money, some places have very interesting work, but one has to look hard for them. You get to work with some incredibly smart people, and affect lives of millions. Or at least that's how it used to be.

    Cons

    Politics. Suddenly the whole team goes down the drain, and you have to jump off really fast if you don't want to get stuck in sewer for a long time.
    Compensation is getting less and less competitive with time.
    Upper management is not very bright or competent, everything worthy is done despite them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just go away, and let innovative people take over.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work but lost it's way

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, work environment and generally good people to work with. Lot's of opportunities to move internally and also to move internationally

    Cons

    The review system is Microsoft's achilles heel in terms of talent management. It favours those who are very good at working the system rather than doing an excellent job. This means that getting your bonus is based very subjectively depending on how well you get on with your boss and how well they get on with their boss. The scorecard mentality also put the focus internally rather than to the customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scrap the stack ranking process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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