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Great experience over the last 6 years

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA (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

Wide Diversity of Technology. Can move to a different team to gain a different experience.

Cons

Too much hierarchy - this sometimes takes too long to make a decision.

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  1. Best place I have worked at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Peers - very intelligent
    Career paths

    Cons

    There is no check/balance to ensure you and your manager are compatible

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job sharing the company's vision to the rest of the company
    Better marketing is necessary
    Target consumers more

  2. Helpful (6)

    Not the company it was.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal/Director in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal/Director in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, access to technology.

    Cons

    Almost everything these days is downside. The worst part of the company is its senior management--their strategy and executional ability is terrible. The company has an awful HR culture--no matter what HR represents, everything above level 65 is political and based on the subjective opinion of some inept VP. Great place to start your career. Leave at level 63.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Steve Ballmer, and eliminate stack ranking.

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