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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Challenging and interesting technical problems across a wide variety of products

Cons

Very political, both within group and cross-group

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Middle management and specially PM organizations across have made the day to day work culture unbearable for most engineers. The political strife across teams mean more people spend time pushing agendas/afraid of upsetting a political figure in the org, as opposed to trying to come up with great technical solutions for end customers.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Opportunities, nice benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Employee review system is political, demoralizing and can create a hostile environment. Doggy-dog. Some managers have extremely poor people skills and are unfit to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and support a review system which identifies how the company may help employees excel.
    Install managers capable of leading and motivating the group. This may give you an edge on your competition.

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    In company of high IQ execution oriented people

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    Former Employee - Regional Lead (Shared Access) - APAC in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Regional Lead (Shared Access) - APAC in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Very intelligent colleagues, super smart
    Varied interests and hobbies pilot to scuba divers
    Highly self critical and direct

    Cons

    The realization that one is the smart brings a bit of arrogance in culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue nurturing the feeling that one is working for a greeat institution. Google, Apple FB may be a passe. Learn from IBM to cultivate that feeling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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