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A great experience, never pass this up.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Premier Field Engineer in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working for one of the most successful and innovative companies on the planet! This company has cutting edge technical jobs. Take one asap!

Cons

Lots of management politics. To succeed here you must leave your role every 2 years or so.

Advice to Management

Be a technical / engineering company again. Too many MBAs and sales people cutting budgets arbitrarily imo.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Company that walks the talk, but you need to understand the politics behind

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Solution Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to work with great benefits - Work/life balance may not be ideal, but management is very interested to improve it - Stable and complex organization that will certainly provide you great experience - Great exit options and great place to build a long-term career

    Cons

    - Unless you understand the politics behind, you are not going to move up quickly - Even when you do, most of the opportunities are lateral - You are not changing the world, most of the time, you are just making sure it doesn't fall apart

    Advice to Management

    If you are a middle manager, help your employees to understand how to be successful--not just by working hard--but by working smarter.


  2. Good Pay, Great Benefits - death by committee!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Partner Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really like the culture of Microsoft as well as how they treat there employees. The work was fast paced and challenging. It's a hard company to get into - but once you are there, if you do good work you will be recognized.

    Cons

    Typical meeting had 10-15 people all with laptops open reading email, ignoring the topic at hand as they usually had no "say" and were just in the loop so as to spread responsibility. Very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your managers - or fire them. If you have more than three people in a room chances are a lot of time is going to get wasted that should have been used productively. Use email and polls to get buy-in.


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