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Great experience over the last 6 years

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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 for more than 5 years

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, great technology.

    Cons

    Top heavy, everyone trying to get to high level jobs instead of doing their jobs. Higher levels taking credit for work done by their employees. Very internally focused, MS competes more internally than it does externally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. You are destroying a once great company. The technology is superior but MS needs to learn how to market products beyond product launch. Once the product is launched everyone thinks the job is done. You have changed the compensation program so that managers no longer can incent the right behaviors of employees, common sense has been removed from the system. Stop getting rid of you high paid employees. They still have a lot of knowledge that will take the company to the future. To many politics, have to play games to get ahead. Instead get rid of the people that are just along for the ride or those who Power Point themselves to promotion. Presentations do not guarantee execution............

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Best place I have worked at

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary
    Benefits
    Peers - very intelligent
    Career paths

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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