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

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company with great employees

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Huge company with broad range of products and services - You will find something in MSFT that you are passionate about
    -Employees are treated well, fairness and equality in workplace, lots of perks
    -There are a lot of bright people here that you can learn from.

    Cons

    -Stack ranking: Forced curves
    -bureaucracy: sometimes you have to work your way to avoid bureaucracy
    -internal politics: personal achievement sometimes becomes more important than customer needs

    Advice to Management

    -Be more visionary


  2. Helpful (6)

    Not the company it was.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, access to technology.

    Cons

    Almost everything these days is downside. The worst part of the company is its senior management--their strategy and executional ability is terrible. The company has an awful HR culture--no matter what HR represents, everything above level 65 is political and based on the subjective opinion of some inept VP. Great place to start your career. Leave at level 63.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Steve Ballmer, and eliminate stack ranking.


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