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

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

Pros

1. Good name on Resume
2. Flexibility
3. Work Life Balance

Cons

1. Politics
2. Lack of vision

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Microsoft is high drive where enough is never enough.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work with crazy smart people. it's rare you would ever hear someone say "that is not my job." The phrase "work hard, play hard" sums up my experience. At times you will work long hours and other times can have a more balanced life.

    Cons

    it's a big company and takes a lot of meetings to get things done. The review model pretty much is a bummer. Good is rarely good enough. If you do the job you were hired to do and do it well, you will only get an average review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to do a better job embracing customer service. Upper management will talk about the customer being centric to what we do, but reality we are so focused on our internal processes, the customer, at times gets lost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    SDE

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional working environmental
    Flexible working time
    Great benefit

    Cons

    Changing to open offices which provide less space of working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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