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Ok.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

ProsBig company: Everything imaginable is being worked on. Smart people. Great benefits, particularly health insurance. Brand equity. Great intellectual environment.

ConsVery insular (not invented here syndrome). Very bureaucratic. The longer you spend here, the harder it becomes to change and adapt.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please. Fire Ballmer. Please. Please.

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    Challenging, interesting learning opportunity, but not a place you'll likely retire from.

    Product Planner (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros: Good pay, great benefits, smart colleagues, interesting products to work… Cons: Hyper-competitive and aggressive environment, up-or-out policy regarding moving up in the company, annual review requires forced curve where 10% of work force must be branded… Advice to Senior Management: Hyper-competitiveness among employees creates an atmosphere of fear and that doesn't improve company performance. Focus on organizational excellence and make working at Microsoft a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Learned a lot but management needs improvement

    Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros: Great benefits. Got to travel worldwide. Large implementation projects. Huge… Cons: Lots of inbreeding in the management ranks. I also believe that Microsoft leaders… Advice to Senior Management: Microsoft soft needs to clean house. Company performance has been mediocre for the last several years. If the senior leaders were treated like… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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