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Challenging, rewarding, great people and great company

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

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

Pros

Flexible work hours. Great benefits (health, dental, 401k, gym membership, free soda/juice/coffee/tea, Prime Card discounts to many local businesses). Challenging work that literally affects 100's of millions of customers. Competitive compensation. Microsoft has a product for just about any area of technology you may be interested in.

Cons

Reviewed compared to your peers. Doesn't matter how well you do if your peers do more/better.
It rains a lot in Seattle and is dark a lot in Winter. Limited scope in many SDE/SDET positions. You own your features and can get pigeon-holed into your technology.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I feel the company is headed in the right direction with its products. I don't like the recent changes to Health Insurance and the new compensation model.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Treats Employees ALMOST as Bad as Customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Specialist in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great 401k Plan
    Great Discounts
    Good Training Resource
    Relationships w/ Fortune 500 Companies

    Cons

    TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT
    Seen as irrelevant in tech innovation, but refuses to change focus
    No Work/Life Balance
    Eroded Values that are Ignored for Bottom Line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major managerial changes needed from CEO down
    Give up on losing strategies and start a NEW and FRESH play book

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Microsoft Retail Store Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Store sold some cool technology

    Cons

    Was harrassed by management, poorly run, lack of communication-don't know how corporate is, but don't work retail!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your retail stores, or hire better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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