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Mixed. Met some great people, and learned a few things, but the organization doesn't make you better.

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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

Some very intelligent people in the product groups, get to work with some innovative products, and the library is wonderful.

Cons

There is a lot of red tape, and silence on important issues. The training you get is the wrong training, unless you're getting technical training. Redmond is the center of the company, and if you want to do something important, you need to be in Redmond.

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    Latest MS Technologies Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    - you get a chance to work on latest MS technologies
    - Strong Internal Community, Distibution Lists
    - You can directly interact with product guys, researchers. basically networking
    - Great focus in Learning n Development

    Cons

    - Favouritism (Getting a promotion can be as difficult as reaching a star, seriously)
    - Lack in openess
    - Work Life Balance can be hit anytime
    - You'll work only in MS technologies
    - Low salary as compared to those who are in product (even freshers earn more)
    - Too much level mismatch and thus disparity across MS divisions (in some department freshers are at much higher level than here (Level starts with 55 (usually 2+ years of experience)))

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Remove the level difference across divisions
    - Bring openess and encourage employees and mgmt to say and listen NO as per situations

    Doesn't Recommend
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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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