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The product is alright but could be better

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft part-time (less than a year)

Pros

The product is easy to use

Cons

Needs to keep being updated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make product cheaper

Recommends
Negative Outlook
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    Very stable, great place to grow yet coast.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (salary, insurance, perks)
    Lots of seasoned developers and leads to work with and learn from

    Cons

    Microsoft is a machine. There are tons of people at the company, and it's sometimes hard to feel like you've made an individual impact. Career growth is possible but you have to align heavily with your manager. Don't get too attached to any of your products because all of the higher ups are good at playing the alignment game. They will turn on a dime and leave you wondering why you wrote all that code for the past 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. What Microsoft does works for Microsoft. It's up to the individual to understand this process and choose if it's right for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    So many opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Group Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    vast resources - human and monetary, small team atmosphere (most of the time), there is a process involved but if you can dream it up -MS can make it happen, excellent salary/benefits package.

    Cons

    As with any large organization there is a fair bit of politicking going on and the old (and not so old) boy network is very strong. You will be expected to sacrifice everything to deliver - maybe not a con for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Probably time for some new blood at the top in several areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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