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Wish it were better

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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    Cutthroat and unfriendly

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Nice location

    The work that you do may not be super interesting, but it's nice to see that your work is actually used in a piece of software used by millions.

    Cons

    Many unfriendly team members
    Strange work mentality

    The work environment is very unfriendly. Even though you are in teams, everybody at Microsoft really looks out for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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 (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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