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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

good work, good compensation, good perks

Cons

work life balance, deadlines, deliverables

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of roles - but it also means to get a very rounded experience you would have to do different roles - but you can do them across different teams - so life stays interesting

    Cons

    if Promos and pay are you thing - this is not a fast paced young company - so temper expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Learned a lot of things but did see some ugly politicking.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer/T  in  Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer/T in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits
    Smart people
    Your own office
    Security (vs a startup)

    Cons

    Stack ranking
    You have to be very vocal to get your way (isn't that the same everywhere?) and to get a good ranking.
    Office politics or intra-company politics.
    Developers are valued more than testers (reflected in schedules where the testing schedule is shortened if developers are late with features)
    Lots of dependencies with other groups can make it hard to change direction on a product.
    Sometimes you do things just for show but they don't contribute to the product.
    Hard to move to development if you started as a tester.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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