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Mixed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Principal GPM in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Principal GPM in Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Continues to be a place where smart people work, innovative product ideas are encouraged and the company (some parts of it at least) continues to operate like a scrappy startup.

Cons

The big company politics is suffocating. Too many useless senior folks who do less product work and more politics. Brown nosing has taken an art form!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Demonstrate leadership and vision. Choose who you make a lead or manager carefully. Scrap the review system and truly innovate in this space.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    great pay, outstanding benefits,
    all kinds of bonuses for people exceeding expectation
    easy to get help and support internally most of the time
    nice working with very intelligent people
    have access to all kinds of interesting projects
    all kinds of trainings handily available

    Cons

    poor work life balance and you need to be really outstanding to survive.
    You need to be very independent and manage your own career
    all kinds of systems are very confusing to newhires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce growth target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but company stuck in the past...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, large impact, global experience.

    Cons

    Windows, windows, windows...all rotates around the Windows platform vs. innovating and leading the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bag the horrible review model (MSFT doesn't hire 2, 3, 4 and 5 rating employees so folks hate the label) and free up innovation to compete with Windows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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