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I love working for MicroSoft.

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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)

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

Pros

Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on products that impacts millions of customers.

Cons

Process oriented and management is not technical enough.

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Promote people with technical skills . Most of them are getting promoted just because of their communication skills.

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    Microsoft promotes evil managers

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a lovely campus in a lovely part of the country. The company is financially healthy.

    Cons

    Microsoft attracts and promotes managers who are narcissistic, hyper-competitive, and often unethical. If you happen to get one of these managers, you will suffer greatly.

    Like many large companies, Microsoft has a peer-review system that drives a gang-like type of social behavior amongst its employees. Often, the most successful employees are experts at manipulating their coworkers (and measuring loyalty). Such a system is the bane of employees who are inventive, productive, and intellectually honest. Good people simply cannot survive in such an atmosphere.

    New employees are instructed to watch a series of training videos where a major theme is: "No employee can be penalized for behaving ethically." This is completely false. There are no systems in place to protect employees who behave ethically. If your manager is evil, you will likely be penalized for behaving ethically.

    Also, what the hell is an SDET anyway? Are you kidding me?

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    Management should alter their code of conduct. They should seek to be replaced by people who are intelligent and ethical. It should be possible for employees to succeed who have the following qualities: Ethical, Productive, Intelligent, Trustworthy, Honest.

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    Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to Work for.

    Cons

    Long hours off work sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add flexihours

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