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2 people found this helpful  

Wish it were better

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good Benefits, salary and equipment

Cons

Strange Culture, out of touch with regular people. Most everyone acts like they are better than the rest of the world.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back Bill so the the company can innovate again.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Cutthroat and unfriendly

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Bellevue, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Nice location

    The work that you do may not be super interesting, but it's nice to see that your work is actually used in a piece of software used by millions.

    Cons

    Many unfriendly team members
    Strange work mentality

    The work environment is very unfriendly. Even though you are in teams, everybody at Microsoft really looks out for themselves.

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

    Stack ranking doesn't reward innovation

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Microsoft has some of the smartest people I have ever worked with. They have great technical challenges and I always had enough hardware and software resources to do my job.

    Cons

    The work culture is competitive to a fault. The forced stack-ranking causes behaviors that undermine a collaborative innovative environment. Every manager that tried to work around the system was replaced. Most employees move around the company regularly and engineers who try to become deep experts are penalized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate stack ranking. Reward pure innovation. Invest in individuals growth and encourage deep expertise..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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