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Great place to learn & grow, excellent benefits

Director (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA wide range of technology area to learn; Cloud, Operating systems, SW Development tool etc
Ability move within the company from one technology area to another
Competive Salary and benefits

ConsManagement risk averse and slow in making decision
Lacks competetive edge and hunger compared to a startup company

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster and support small startup business with in each Division to enrich current and future portfolio. Not just incubation but actuall SW & Services businesses. Avoid throwing away ideas that may look like small money today.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic place to work.

User Experience Designer (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year


Pros: Quality of life, benefits, pay; working with very smart (and nice!) people… Cons: Inherent to working within a large organization is that the number of stakeholders you need to bring into alignment in order to bring an idea… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Once great, now full of fail

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: - The people you work with are usually good people -… Cons: - Benefits suck now - Company has been going nowhere for over a decade - Review system is an abomination - If you're unlucky enough to work in… Advice to Senior Management: How about getting input from the employees before making stupid choices like NO offices for almost everyone? What about asking for feedback on big bets… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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