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Very stable, great place to grow yet coast.

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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 an 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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    Microsoft: not the company people expect from the outside.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Country Manager RSM in Schiphol (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Country Manager RSM in Schiphol (Netherlands)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One big happy family with a huge jar of cookies for cookie monsters.

    Cons

    Too much politics and networking, its not about being good, but about looking good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more consumer minded people on board and get the "corporate" people out of the consumer space.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dev lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to latest technologies and give more importance to employee career

    Cons

    lots of unpredictable work harms WLB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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