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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 (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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    Great place to work, a little boring

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern

    Pros

    Huge impact at a company that treats their employees really well.

    Cons

    The job can be a little stale, depending on which team you are on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Depends on the team you are in...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good breadth of technology to work on, good ecosystem of employees, projects and in general diversity to learn from.

    Depending upon the team, the work is either exhilarating or a little nebulous (too much in the future without a good business model)

    Cons

    - A lot of Microsoft teams need to clearly explain their business model to their employees. A lot of projects have this we willdo something and then figure out the business model.

    - Sometimes there are too many ppl on a project, in general we can do with lesser people and take more risks

    - The number of processes could be cut down to bring in more agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Dont be scared to take major big bets
    - Be more innovative and push forward the clarity in the business very well
    - Be paranoid even for the healthy and multi billion dollar products and push forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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