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Very stable, great place to grow yet coast.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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)

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.

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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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Positive Outlook
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    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    strong people to work with

    Cons

    Big company culture so things slow to get done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    became a lead from a SE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Technical Lead

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

    Pros

    People friendly company, good work culture

    Cons

    not focused on solutions, too much focus on UX than strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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