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Good company, bad management

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test

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

Pros

Very bright people and lot of avenues for learning. Good benefits.

Cons

Most of the managers are in the management just for the growth sake and are not technically competent. Managers encouraged reports to steps on each on other toes. Employees in the team felt like it is a running race where you constantly check how the peers are doing and try to stay one step ahead rather than working on innovation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on innovation and growing people careers. Don't be a manager unless you feel you can help people's careers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company losing focus

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Technology Strategist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Enterprise Technology Strategist in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    A chance to help companies and individuals achieve better performance and optimization. A chance to access the latest technologies.

    Cons

    MS is focusing solely on revenue now. Even partner and customer focus is being sacrificed for this. The company purports to maintain this but coming down to the individual basis, how KPIs and scorecards are created and targetted, it forces the employee to solely focus on achieving revenue targets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revenue is not everything. Record revenues have been hit the past few quarters but your stock price reflects the fact shareholders don't care about that. Listen to your customers. You're not doing that. And do not be so US-centric in your corporate strategies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, determined to win, great technology and great intellectual people

    Cons

    Sometime bit out of focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the company

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