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Lots of great people, but large company culture and politics

Principal Architect (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

ProsGreat people, great products, can have impact on millions of people

ConsCulture has changed, lots of politics and beaurocracy and second guessing

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    Eleven years in sales and one hell of a career starter...

    PAM/SEM/CAM/AM (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: * Pays... good * Hours... flexible * Management... just like anything - hit and miss * Upper-management... I like Steve Balmer... sorry reader - he's a passionate guy… Cons: * Political... to the absolutely 100% fullest * Review system... changes a lot * Sales compensation model... hit and miss depending depending on quota * Slow to add… Advice to Senior Management: Fix the field promotion challenges... pull people back to Redmond more readily and start pushing those corporate folks to the field more readily... it's important… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Stable company with good career opportunities

    Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA (US)

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


    Pros: Great company producing good products. Company doesn't save cents on… Cons: Lots of process in a way to get things done. Hard to get ideas to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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