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Great place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Architect  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Architect in Redmond, WA

Pros

If you are a software engineer, you wil learn a ton about software development and have great opportunities to grow and enhance your technical skills. The company has a very broad range of projects to work on, so you can work on pretty much any kind of software that you want to work on. Your colleagues will be super-smart. The company is well run day-to-day and you can learn from you rmanagers and senior technical people. Decisions are thoughtful - you do not worry about abrupt changes in directions.or suddently the company deciding to shutter your division.

Cons

Senior management is cautious about new technologies, which has led to missed opportunities in lots of new markets. It is a competitive internal culture and employees are ranked against one and other for performance reviews, all the way up to executive levels. Because of that, management is not as cohesive or cooperative as they ought to be.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing place to grow skills and a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    We make big things happen every day. Innovative people, great products, profound impact on society. Smart people, cool technologies, learn something new every day.

    Cons

    It can be demotivating to read the perspectives some people have of Microsoft - which are often based on how Microsoft behaved ten years ago, rather than the company it is today.

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  2.  

    The job title that can mean anything...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    At Microsoft Corp, many jobs are completely unique. This is great if you have a strong personality, work well with others, and can define your own work around what's best for the company.

    Cons

    There are good managers and bad managers within Microsoft. If you have a good manager they will support you and help you develop professionally and find rewarding work. If you have a lousy manager, you very likely won't last in the company... But they will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to evaluate the managers. Be willing to get rid of bad managers, because they have the power to make entire workgroups unhappy.

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