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

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They do a little bit of everything. If you want to do it, you can probably do it at Microsoft.

Cons

The culture is frustrating, and it feels like the executive level decisions are completely detached from the wishes of the employees at times.

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Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and unbeatable benefits package

    Cons

    Not as many opportunities for advancement as desired. Difficult to circumvent entrenched ideas by leadership. Not easy for acquisition employees to integrate into Microsoft culture.

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, Good work-life balance, competitive benefits and salaries. Company has a great culture of GIVING to the community.

    Cons

    Annual performance review is based on relative rating with your peers within your team and with your other peers across the teams. Since it is relative and the performance curve is forced, some % of people have to fall in all the buckets of rating(1,2,3,4,5). Due to this, peers don't help each other much which results in lack of team collaboration.

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