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Very nice working conditions and friendly people

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Very nice working conditions and friendly people

Cons

bad food nearby the svc campus

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    No longer a great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    As a software developer, one can always find interesting projects/technologies to work on. Although benefits have been cut a lot, it's still very competative compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy actually makes individual contributors less productive. Also, in past 10 years, the company has invested so much in mobile and search but the results are really unsatisfactory. Hope things will change little bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't understand why for every 6 ICs there is one lead whose job is basically going to meeting all day. The company can get rid all of them and still do well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Best employer ever!

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They treat you really, really well. World's best health insurance. Employees are clearly valued. Rating process feels very fair and transparent. Lots of interesting and relevant work. Very little bureaucracy. On the inside, it's clear that this is an exceptionally innovative company, and that we're working on solving all the right problems in the right ways. We also have a clear revenue model, which means that our interests are aligned with those of our product's users, in a way that isn't true for all companies in the industry (many of whom rely on advertising revenue to a much greater extent).

    Cons

    The food is pretty bad. (Yes, that's really the worst thing about working here.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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