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Great company to work at

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros

Good benefits, stability, 40 hours per week work

Cons

Hard to truly impact product decisions, review process is tricky

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Lots of talented people to work with

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Best five years of employment ever!

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    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some of the smartest people in the world. Fantastic team, great leadership, terrific work environment.

    Cons

    too few to mention, it was a great place to work and I enjoyed it until I got burned out on the phones. My getting tired of support calls wasn't a Microsoft issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Microsoft - A declining company

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    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Redmond, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Director Product Management in Redmond, WA (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair to good pay, stable company, good benefits, especially if you have a family. Working at Microsoft affords you a middle to upper middle class lifestyle in a beautiful part of the country (Microsoft is based in the Pacific Northwest).

    Cons

    Corporate is quite political and based on a stack ranking where those who do not know you or your work are giving your compensation and reviews. This means that you're spending quite a bit time building and managing your "self brand" and managing those around you and especially above you. Those that can play politics well will do well, however it does not mean that the best ideas make its way to the top. It my belief that the main reason is that the company has a significant amount of bloat with layers upon layers of people who are trying to justify their role. This was not always the case - certainly not the case when I joined nearly 14 years ago (I was there for 11 years and left three years ago).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One word - LEAD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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