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Great place to learn the basics

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

A place where for the most part you only deal with smart and competent people. It's a place where we measure twice and then cut once.

Cons

Very heavy machinery when it comes to process - it's very hard to "just do it". Most work translates to cross team work which adds layers of complexity in terms of people. As a developer it's hard to balance the creative way of approaching software versus the analytical "figure out everything before we do anything".

Advice to Management

It's not really an option at Microsoft to just go fix things in other products - the only thing you can do is open a bug and hope that the other team will deal with it. Management should encourage, empower and reward people that cross product boundaries.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Superb experience

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

    Pros

    New technologies and nice work environmentg

    Cons

    Night Shifts are challenging sometimes.


  2. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Field Readiness Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Field Readiness Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Space for personnality, diverse experience and creativity Trust demonstrated from high management definitely motivates to achieve and (if possible) exceed expectations Friendly environment

    Cons

    Departments reshaped constantly due to the chaning nature of the business

    Advice to Management

    None as I have not worked at Microsoft long enough.


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