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Pretty good for people that don't mind their "style"

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Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)
Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bucharest (Romania)

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

Pros

excellent working conditions, huge knowledge base, good learning oportunities

Cons

stressful, poor work-life balance, always left the office with the impression that work wasn't done

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Great pay/benefits, work atmosphere, but poor work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great salary/benefits. Flexible hours. Professional work atmosphere but people are still friendly. Smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much competition internally. Work-life balance was't great - hours can be very long. Product innovation is slowing down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on product innovation and improve work-life balance.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Depends on the team you are in...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good breadth of technology to work on, good ecosystem of employees, projects and in general diversity to learn from.

    Depending upon the team, the work is either exhilarating or a little nebulous (too much in the future without a good business model)

    Cons

    - A lot of Microsoft teams need to clearly explain their business model to their employees. A lot of projects have this we willdo something and then figure out the business model.

    - Sometimes there are too many ppl on a project, in general we can do with lesser people and take more risks

    - The number of processes could be cut down to bring in more agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Dont be scared to take major big bets
    - Be more innovative and push forward the clarity in the business very well
    - Be paranoid even for the healthy and multi billion dollar products and push forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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