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Very stable, great place to grow yet coast.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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 (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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    Current Employee - Research Software Development Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Research Software Development Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great friends, great fun, great employer, great money

    Cons

    some co-workers are immature. Sometimes management gets impatient.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.

  2. Helpful (3)

    OK if you know how to play the game

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice compensation, great medical insurance.

    Cons

    Forced curve at the review. If your manager doesn't care much about you, you are probably getting a very low score at the review.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the forced curve. Replace the CEO.

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