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Great place for professional development, lots of talent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great place to learn how to work in a big company, for career development. Good compensation and work life balance. Lots of smart people around

Cons

Not as cool as the other companies.
Too much management overhead, too many re-organizations

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good company to relax when you want to get settled in life

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary
    good work culture
    less work pressure
    great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    less ownership
    fewer opportunities to innovate
    more or less flat learning curve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Vast range of jobs, tasks, products & services provides lots of niches for software professionals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    There are still some truly great folks who work at MIcrosoft. You can learn a lot from them. The sheer diversity of products within the same company is hard to match: you can find exactly the right product on which you'd like to work. Many teams have really good work/life balance. You'll have the opportunity on many teams to see world-scale software being developed and maintained.

    Cons

    The review system is very discouraging: a large chunk of the employee base will get a dispiriting message every year and there's no real (economic) benefit to being on a high-performing team.

    Though large, Microsoft is insular when it comes to its own technologies and products. It's hard to maintain or grow your skills outside of the MS ecosystem without a lot of isolated effort.

    Huge legacy and installed user base size creates a lot of inertial that makes innovation harder. This applies to both the products themselves and the processes/tools used to create them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp, replace or remove the rating system. Add some notion of team rewards for success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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