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HR

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Excellent benefits and HR is viewed as a business partner and can make great impact on client groups.

Cons

Politics and personal perceptions in HR trump performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time for a change at the top, Steve Balmer.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    An Unpleasant Company Culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    Name recognition and o.k. reputation.
    Worldwide reach.

    Cons

    Very top-down style of management.
    Compliant, "teacher's pet" attitude highly rewarded.
    Dog-eat-dog culture. Can't trust anybody, co-workers or managers.
    No real life/work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete overhaul of culture and management. More technically oriented and creative innovators and forward-thinking people at every level , especially management. Elimination of the ranking system that has led to the cannibalistic, unpleasant culture. More openness to criticism, feedback and ideas from the "troops".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Could have been better experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    If you like software then working at a software company is something you should experince. I don't think Facebook and Google (for the most part) offer the same type of experience because they are service based instead of shipping a product

    Cons

    team leads are not very good. Most are just trying to get promoted to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring so many people and grow the ones you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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