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Lots of great people, but large company culture and politics

Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA (US)
Former Employee - Principal Architect in Redmond, WA (US)

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

Pros

Great people, great products, can have impact on millions of people

Cons

Culture has changed, lots of politics and beaurocracy and second guessing

Neutral Outlook

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    Challenging, rewarding, great people and great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Great benefits (health, dental, 401k, gym membership, free soda/juice/coffee/tea, Prime Card discounts to many local businesses). Challenging work that literally affects 100's of millions of customers. Competitive compensation. Microsoft has a product for just about any area of technology you may be interested in.

    Cons

    Reviewed compared to your peers. Doesn't matter how well you do if your peers do more/better.
    It rains a lot in Seattle and is dark a lot in Winter. Limited scope in many SDE/SDET positions. You own your features and can get pigeon-holed into your technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel the company is headed in the right direction with its products. I don't like the recent changes to Health Insurance and the new compensation model.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    its a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Lots of different projects to work. Lots of smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Maybe too much middle management.

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