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Aboslutely fantastic! Responsiblities and recognition is amazing at this company.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

Pros

1. worldwide impact
2. one actually owns a huge chunk and can work independently. managers are there to guide but not spoon feed.
3. Excellent benefits (will, until 2013 i.e.)
4. recognition and benefits from 3rd parties in/around Redmond area
5. superb campus and facilities

Cons

1. does not treat non-MSFT experience with parity. Experienced folks will get frustrated very soon.
2. compensation is lower than rest of companies in the area.
3. Avg. work/life balance could be better.
4. Review system needs to be re-worked. Promotions are often not given due to "promotion budgets". Demotivates high achievers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need to be consistent with levels within the company. It often does lead to friction and demotivation. And no more lingering layoffs, please! Totally creats a havoc on everyone's morale.

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    It was pleasant overall

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    Former Employee - Researcher  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Redmond, WA (US)

    Pros

    good benefits.
    flexible work time
    employees are friendly

    Cons

    slim chance of promotion
    salary not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to individual performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, extremely competetive

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA (US)

    Pros

    Lots of brilliant people around
    Lots of problems to work on
    Wide array of technogies
    The management is generally good and fair in assessing people in performance reviews. I like the review and evalutation system at the company and the focus on getting things done.

    Cons

    The competetion hampers some information flow. An attitude for getting things done and strong interpersonal skills are as important for growth as technical skills. This can be viewed either as a pro or a con depending on who you are.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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