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Very stable, great place to grow yet coast.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great benefits (salary, insurance, perks)
Lots of seasoned developers and leads to work with and learn from

Cons

Microsoft is a machine. There are tons of people at the company, and it's sometimes hard to feel like you've made an individual impact. Career growth is possible but you have to align heavily with your manager. Don't get too attached to any of your products because all of the higher ups are good at playing the alignment game. They will turn on a dime and leave you wondering why you wrote all that code for the past 6 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing. What Microsoft does works for Microsoft. It's up to the individual to understand this process and choose if it's right for them.

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    Great company with proven track record.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Stable high tech company with lots of interesting products.

    Cons

    Stagnate stock price for the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aggressive, continue to innovate, and trim overhead.

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    Positive Outlook
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    it's a wonderful experience to work for microsoft

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Microsoft helps you create solid impact around you. You can change people's lives by providing a better technology. Just look at what they have done with Windows 8 - completely reimagined the OS from chipset to experience.

    Cons

    I don't see a big con working for Microsoft. It's a great company. May be it can provide more growth options for the senior people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure somehow the sentiments are positive and stock goes up..

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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