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Great company to work at

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

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

Pros

Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

Cons

Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of talented people to work with

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Environment strongly depends on team.

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Chance to work with quite a few intelligent people.
    Wide range of technologies to work on.
    Relatively fair salary and great benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible philosophy on performance management - survival of the fittest, enforced performance curve with periodic cleansing, where the tail of the curve must leave the company, and most of the other get unfair reward. As a result people compete with each other and not with other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change performance management system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Microsoft = "Corporate Torture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people to work with.
    Highly competitive environment.
    Plenty of opportunity for advancement all over the world

    Cons

    Repeated illegal attacks on its own employees - Discrimination and Retaliation are common management practices
    Violations of Title VII and the Fair Employment Housing Act
    Dishonest HR department
    Corruption still exists in many departments for financial crimes and antitrust violations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR needs new leadership - social engineering experiment isn't working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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