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Microsoft China is a good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
Current Employee - Principal Development Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

1. People are passion about work and technology
2. You can hire good people quickly
3. People works hard

Cons

1. It's a remote site in MS and need to get headquarter's support on big work
2. Career development on high level is tough
3. Work life balance is bad.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to have high level support and be more aggressive to gain big and interesting project.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    new and innovative way of working, freedom

    Cons

    sometimes too American, corporate culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Cold and competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and compensation. Many perks such as free health club membership and discounts on almost everything. If you live in Redmond (well, you don't really exist if you don't), you are blessed with tons of opportunities to do something different. Lots of training and interesting work. Great computers. Employees are well cared for.

    Cons

    We are required to work like dogs.
    We are competitively rated on competencies such as collaboration. Counter-intuitive.
    Everyone is expected to be a star. You must grow or you are managed out.
    It's often cheaper to have a small team build internal tools rather than buy them. But that means most internal tools used to develop software are very sub standard compared to tools in the marketplace that are developed with more resources.
    Unnecessarily complex.
    Entitled and sheltered employees who think a 5% bonus (one of the lowest one can get) is really awful - that's higher than most people get in the real world.
    Employees have golden handcuffs on their hands that just accept the way the company is and think there's no changing it.
    People are supposed to change jobs every three years, so no one has any loyalty to each other.
    Very hard to assimilate as an external hire.
    If competitors aren't delivering a feature, why would we?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Ballmer Chief Operations Office and find a technologist to be the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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