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"Great company to work at"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA (US)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Good benefits. This company takes good care of their employee.
- Opportunity to work with smart people and various products

Cons

Big company, lots of policies, sometimes the process is really slow. You have to deal with lots people and different teams to get things moving.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. "Microsoft"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good company with a very advanced processes

    Cons

    Very flat infrastructure making difficult the vertical career growth


  2. "Company that walks the talk, but you need to understand the politics behind"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to work with great benefits
    - Work/life balance may not be ideal, but management is very interested to improve it
    - Stable and complex organization that will certainly provide you great experience
    - Great exit options and great place to build a long-term career

    Cons

    - Unless you understand the politics behind, you are not going to move up quickly
    - Even when you do, most of the opportunities are lateral
    - You are not changing the world, most of the time, you are just making sure it doesn't fall apart

    Advice to Management

    If you are a middle manager, help your employees to understand how to be successful--not just by working hard--but by working smarter.

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