There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

1 person found this helpful  

The real Microsoft

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

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

Pros

Microsoft, at least in STB, is a great place to work, great products, very good senior leadership and a great engagement with customers, partners and community.

Cons

Company structure and politics leads to a lot of time wasted and products shipped that show the seams of the company. A SteveB level restructure is needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restructure into 5 groups, get rid of peripheral distractions, stop focusing on the consumer stuff so much - we are not Apple so stop trying to be.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

8096 Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Hit or miss, some parts of the company are great, some parts are not

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Great benefits, comps, interesting technology, smart people if you find the right groups

    Cons

    Politics, no real loyalty to employees, long term trajectory of company is not promising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Microsoft needs to disrupt markets, shed lower quality talent faster, and transform sooner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Microsoft is moving towards a "typical" big company era

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Benefits & Compensation IMO is still the best even after all the changes - esp if you have a family to look after. Being a big company also means there are many different product/industries that you can work in. If you are willing to look, with a bit of luck and networking you will usually find your best fit team very easily.

    Cons

    - Sometimes there are just too much process.
    - And the review system just promote internal conflict instead of internal harmony IMO. I think the management has yet to show anyone that they are serious about getting product teams work together.
    - The overall company culture does not promote job/idea exploration within the company. E.g. the overall process of pitching ideas, getting a review of your ideas, and getting resources for ideas are non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the management cannot figure out how to create an atmosphere of collaboration, then long term it will harm MS's ability to be the vision leader that it wants to be. So first please fix the review and process to allow better collaboration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

Worked for Microsoft? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.