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Good Compensation, Crappy Leadership

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Good salary and good (though degrading) benefits. Fair extras ( but also degrading bonus and stock compensation.) Good focus on internal training. Typical upsides related to a large corporation. Broad, varied, and at times, interesting product base.

Cons

Crappy and dated people management philosophy. The company is rotting from the head and is handling middle age poorly. If there is no Ballmer transition plan already in the works -- they are probably in long term trouble.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wall street and the professional market have declared their lack of faith in Ballmer's leadership for almost a decade. Internal polls have echoed much the same - especially at the Partner level - and tend to go unheeded. Microsoft is a different place then when it was the Billg oligarchy and needs to adapt or die. It's too big, and has too important a role yet to play to not repair itself.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Microsoft changed for worse

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Chōfu (Japan)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Chōfu (Japan)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was innovative company 5 years before

    Cons

    not innovative anymore and no one work with each other anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop stack ranking. everyone are now trying to beat each other instead of being innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Best job to date.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Administrator  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Administrator in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Subsidized cafeteria, free minerals/tea/coffee stations located around building. Relaxed work environment, casual work wear. Staff very friendly. Transfer between departments were available. Surprise treats such as chocolates and/or fresh fruit delivered to the floors.

    Cons

    Work late hours at end of fiscal period. Overtime pay for temporary employees was the same as normal pay. Permanent staff got great bonuses and overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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