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Good company with great employees

Software Development Engineer II (Current Employee)
Redmond, WA

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 Senior Management-Be more visionary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Smart people, large impact, global experience. Cons: Windows, windows, windows...all rotates around the Windows platform vs. innovating… Advice to Senior Management: Bag the horrible review model (MSFT doesn't hire 2, 3, 4 and 5 rating… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Not the company it was.

    Principal/Director (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years


    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… Advice to Senior Management: Fire Steve Ballmer, and eliminate stack ranking. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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