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Excellent Learning Experience

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Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Director in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft

Pros

Global Impact and opportunity to make a difference

Cons

Highly Matrixed but still innovative

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to be more open minded

Recommends
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    Work Hard Love Life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Microsoft is not only one of the most influential and innovative companies in the the IT industry it als has a real commitment to the community. A pleace where ambitious people can work hard and get ahead. Programs like the annual //Give campaign encourages all staff to contribute to the community and Microsoft generously matches all contributions dollar for dollar

    Cons

    It is now a big company and has many management processes that adds a lot of unproductive time. This can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The annual financial reports show that billions of dollars are being spend each year on R&D....yet this does not seem to translate into having the most innovative and marketing leading products. MS needs to get its product mojo back

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Your experience changes a LOT depending on which department you work for or who is your manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Reach of company and the chance to impact the lifes of millions of people with your work. There are so many fantastic people that are working hard to help others and innovate in all fields.

    Cons

    Everything is per-manager-discretion, which means that if you get a bad manager you are toasted. And not only that, because if the manager gives you a bad review, then you are also in very bad shape to look for positions in any other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a culture of transparency and find a way to get rid of lousy managers (and lousy employees). Look for options such as true 360-evaluations and ways to provide a hotline for employees where there will be someone that *will* look into their personal case and will have autonomy to act when there are injustices/unfair treatment.

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    Approves of CEO
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