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Good tech company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

I worked at Microsoft

Pros

Microsoft is one of the companies in the leading edge of technology, so you get to try out the softwares internally before it is released out to public. Has great health benefits. Working environment is pretty flexible.

Cons

Work life balance is a hard thing to maintain. It all depends on the team you are working in. But it is managable if you work it with your manager & team.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership team needs to focus on grabbing new market in the first place rather than follow another company once they have already taken the market. Good job with the Kinect!

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    Microsoft

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Very good employer in terms of overall compensation package and creature comforts (office space, food services, etc.)

    Cons

    Very political and beaucratic. Personal careers and objectives are placed above customer and business decisions. Re-organizations happen so frequently it is disruptive to get things accomplished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to take the politics out. It's like working in Washington DC most days.

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    Great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    High salary, cool technology, genius co-workers, good work/life balance, great work conditions (my own office, 2-3 monitors, multiple top-of-the-line development machines, etc.). Health benefits are AWESOME*!

    *for the next 2 years

    Cons

    Work/life balance is highly variable from one team to the next. Seattle is REALLY expensive, so the starting salary is deceptively low if you hope to ever own a home here. A lot of co-workers are really caught up in having money and owning things (lots of BMW's, Porsches, etc.) which might not be your thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DON'T REDUCE HEALTH INSURANCE!!!

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