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Some of the best people I worked with. But also some of the more misguided products I worked on.

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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 3 years)

Pros

great people (but not always)
plenty of products (but not always an opportunity to work on what you like)
experience
salary
Seattle/Bellevue/Redmond area
learning

Cons

progress sometimes is slow due to company/team size
not always easy to find a good team

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Adopt new methodologies to stimulate disruptive products

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    You get to work on interesting, challenging problems. Products used by millions or hundreds of millions. Hours are flexible with no reporting - as long as you're getting your work done, nobody cares about your hours. Nobody cares about how you dress either.

    Cons

    Some degree of internal politics, but that's unavoidable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to be faster and make better decisions about competing with our major competitors like Apple and Google.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, good beenefits
    Influence and change the world

    Cons

    lots of politics
    Manangers, oraganizations and targets change too frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of middle managers that do not understand technology
    Get rid of middle managers that are political

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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