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Company is changing

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Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Account Technology Specialist (ATS) in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large, great pay and benefits

Cons

Losing the trust in your employees. Micromanagement is now the standard instead of trust.

Advice to Management

When you hire Sr. people, trust they will do the job and if the numbers are there, let them run with their role.

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    The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is a place with smart people, good pay and good benefits. It's a respectable technology company (if not a leading one) and there's the potential for growth in broad areas.

    Cons

    In two words: the culture and the management. Performance reviews have been honed to a system that pits people against each other like on Survivor and people do lose their jobs because of it. Management and bureaucracy are stifling due to size and politics. If you're coming from outside Microsoft, their idea of work-life balance will shock you. And at this point, management seems dangerously out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Ballmer, break up the company, lose the review system and let the great people you have actually do what they want rather than sit in meetings and do presentations all the time.


  2. Ethical work culture, great peers, flexible hours and full of opportunities!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big challenges
    Ethical work culture
    Friendly peers
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Slow growth at work, Less people management opportunities but lot of technical challenges, process oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on details and completeness.


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