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A good place to have a career

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND (US)

I worked at Microsoft (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great benefits and pay
Opportunity to work with smart people

Cons

Benefit landscape is changing
Pockets of leadership where the company values aren't realized

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Awesome company to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair work-life balance. Competitive salaries/benefits/perks. Work on or with cutting-edge technology that will impact the life of millions of people worldwide.

    Cons

    It's a very big company, and there can be differences in work culture cross divisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for until your luck runs out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of internal opportunities - if you don't like your current job/manager/project - you can make a change without leaving the company.
    Benefits are top-notch.
    Compensation is finally (as of 2012) up to par with other big local players.

    Cons

    Very uneven work/life balance across the company. A lot depends on a team, and a manager.
    Review system (as of 2012) creates unhealthy rush to avoid getting the bottom 2 ratings (which 20% of the people HAVE to receive). It's next to impossible to go anywhere in the company with a bad rating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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