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Great experience over the last 6 years

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

ProsWide Diversity of Technology. Can move to a different team to gain a different experience.

ConsToo much hierarchy - this sometimes takes too long to make a decision.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, lots of different product groups, lots of different roles

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros: The work culture is very open. There are a lot of different roles to choose from - developer, test engg, program manager, product management, marketing,… Cons: Most v1 products are a lot of fun to work on. When a product team gets bigger, then the processes that come with it are… Advice to Senior Management: Run a lean product group by focusing on a few areas that you absolutely want to shine in.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Great place but substandard pay

    Software Development Engineer In Test IV (Former Employee) Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros: * Great for building your resume! * Very friendly, laid-back atmosphere. * Enough challenging projects to keep one from getting bored. * Free drinks. * The feeling that the… Cons: * Pay scale is significantly below industry standards. * Most positions are contracts, which cannot exceed a year in length (after which you cannot work there… Advice to Senior Management: 1. Open source is your friend. Bring more OSS people into your ranks. These people can add a lot of insight about ways… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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