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Great company to work at

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

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

Pros

Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

Cons

Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of talented people to work with

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Intern @ Microsoft

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Microsoft as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team, Great work culture, a very good learning experience

    Cons

    No Cons. Great overall experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    A good experience overall. I'd recommend this company.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, flexibility, working environment, benefits, corporate culture, renewed innovation and focus; some great and iconic brands; well-respected; starting to engage in consumer-centric development and marketing; structured and well thought-out professional development and career planning.

    Cons

    Can be strangely competitive due to opaque performance ranking process that pits staff against one another; consistent unrealistic forecasting leads to wasted time and efforts as teams throw everything at trying to hit impossible targets; long-term strategy is sometimes forsaken for immediate results; attached to the product at the expense of the consumer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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