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Great company to work for, awesome benefits, but higher management seems to be lost.

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

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Work-life balance, benefits, lots of oportunities

Cons

Anual review system, upper management, salary below Market.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Company With Huge Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
    Current Employee - Technical Evangelist

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Microsoft is a company with dominant market share in the computer industry, financial resources to fund long-term investments and very strong research and development teams. This enables it to enter adjacent or related markets in search of growth.

    Cons

    Middle management at Microsoft is short-sighted and overly reliant on inefficient processes and metrics that do not contribute to the company's long-term success. Talent and teamwork often take a back seat to politics as the people who get recognized or promoted are often the ones who play the "game".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at your employees and separate the real contributors from those who just talk a good game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable company with good career opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Great company producing good products.
    Company doesn't save cents on employees providing good working space.
    Lots of great developers and smart people.

    Cons

    Lots of process in a way to get things done.
    Hard to get ideas to the management. Usually ideas delivered from management to developers.
    Many people care about career only.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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