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Aboslutely fantastic! Responsiblities and recognition is amazing at this company.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA (US)

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

1. worldwide impact
2. one actually owns a huge chunk and can work independently. managers are there to guide but not spoon feed.
3. Excellent benefits (will, until 2013 i.e.)
4. recognition and benefits from 3rd parties in/around Redmond area
5. superb campus and facilities

Cons

1. does not treat non-MSFT experience with parity. Experienced folks will get frustrated very soon.
2. compensation is lower than rest of companies in the area.
3. Avg. work/life balance could be better.
4. Review system needs to be re-worked. Promotions are often not given due to "promotion budgets". Demotivates high achievers

Advice to ManagementAdvice

need to be consistent with levels within the company. It often does lead to friction and demotivation. And no more lingering layoffs, please! Totally creats a havoc on everyone's morale.

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No opinion of CEO

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    I am satisfied with ROI

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Very smart people set of people

    Cons

    Some old timers are complacent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate and market the innovation better

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was pleasant overall

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Researcher in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    good benefits.
    flexible work time
    employees are friendly

    Cons

    slim chance of promotion
    salary not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to individual performance

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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