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Helpful (2)

It was great for the first 20 years.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Microsoft

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good salary, amazing benefits and really smart, empowered people.

Cons

Long hours and extremely high expectations. Over the years it has become increasingly corporate and less like the adventurous, fun place to work. Too many internal politics make the stress not worth the shrinking benefits and lagging salary.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to cover your butts so much that you turn it into an internal warzone and report generating hell. What happened to innovation and getting cool things done?

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good place but too much work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good boss (immediate boss) Some good peer.

    Cons

    You must be in the inner circle of your boss's clan. Else no matter what you do, u wont get good rating. No need to work hard, some just darn lucky to be parasite and get all the good sales and overachieve without doing much. Some been in MS for more than 5 years, act as if they are the smartest and pretend charming, but inside is full of evil thoughts. in another words, very political (Come on, u think Sinofsky wanna take a break?)

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, be objective. Open your eyes and see who are not working yet got all the undeserving compliments!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Less good than seems to be, but maybe because the Managers on Site where I worked for were weak.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Company provides good benefits

    Cons

    When some problem are related, the Management of Microsof ignores.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be more sincere, commited and they have to follow the Company culture, what doesn't happen.


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