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7 people found this helpful  

no job security, unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel

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Former Employee - Sales Manager
Former Employee - Sales Manager

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Looks good in your CV

Cons

- If you are in 'that' circle - then it is good, else u r just working as a slave!
- a follower - wanted to launch Surface, created new team, once done, most are fired!
- HR is not doing the right job
- Total waste of time as no matter how hard you work, the company only recognizes those who can TALK BEAUTIFULLY but WORK TERRIBLY. Style with no substance! IF you are that type, pls join Microsoft
- You never feel secure working in Microsoft.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Cultivate teamwork and listen.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work if you desire a mature company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Incredibly great campus, peers, resources, and general environment to create and work to one's potential. Microsoft is a company with a solid foundation, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a stable, comfortable, working environment.

    Cons

    Company is too silo'd due to its size and portfolio. Benefits and job security have come under fire the last few years and compensation is fair at best. As a mature company there are a lot of PMs and other managerial types around that tend to weigh down the company and lead it astray - which is only going to get worse in some small part to the new performance review system that weighs heavily on feedback rather than actual merit and is leading a few talented people to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on middle management, they don't create and usually cut the features that would really make Microsoft's products the best in the industry. Moving UX to product management would be a good path to take imo.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loads of technical stuff to learn & good resources available to learn.

    Cons

    Its full of politics. Dont even dare to enter if u r a non south Indian. Its a pathetic company to work with. The management is really bad. So if u can be a silver spoon of the manager you can survive.
    One of the most pathetic company I ever worked. Talent is not rewarded. Review happens on how you treat ur manager rather than what u worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have lost hope that things would ever change here, From top to bottom all manangement seem to be corrupt. Wish there was a way to recognize talent n hard work. Looking at the present condition I am sure it will lose all the talented people from the org.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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