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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 (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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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Interesting and fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Prior to be assimilated into MSFT we had a great work environment.

    Cons

    Assimilated into MSFT, and it did not go well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you buy a company learn how to bring in the assets.

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    No opinion of CEO
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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 (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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