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Perfect work-life balance for a tech company

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

ProsWork environment is laid back. Focus is put on your completing your work, and not when (hours of the day) you do it. Great compensation.

ConsPretty obvious, but when you have a company this size, bureaucracy becomes an issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline communication from employees to those higher up. Shorter release cycles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Microsoft is good for experience but if you want to make your career work somewhere else.

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
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    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: New technology, you get chance to work on latest things… Cons: Where should I start? Microsoft has become IBM so large that your work doesn't matter any more. Full of… Advice to Senior Management: Split different groups of Microsoft in smaller companies and let… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Smart people, but highly political due to aggressive review based culture...

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft


    Pros: Microsoft is highly entrepreneurial in nature. Which means each team makes it's decisions autonomously, at least at the GM level. The people who do well… Cons: It's highly competitive in nature. In most groups, people will do anything to trample on their own team member, without trying to make in obvious,… Advice to Senior Management: Be open, honest and transparent. Don't oversell your group to prospective employees just to grow your empires. If an employee is doing well tell him… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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