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all resources needed to grow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsA lot of smart people
Lots of resources
Challenging work environment that will push you to be better every day

ConsHard to align priorities across teams
There are a lot of middle management that is worried about not losing face with their bosses rather than building great products.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo 10 things right and delight customers, stop trying to do everything.
Raise the quality bar, customers want better products

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was phenomenal.

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    Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for less than a year


    Pros: They are one of the biggest and most successful companies… Cons: Moving to Washington is just too much. Advice to Senior Management: I would prepare speaking more before the interview. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Sad company, 100% political, No more a Innovative company, Don't ruin your life here

    Technical Lead (Former Employee)
    Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: A decent paycheck & good benefits to run your family better. Considering windows share more than 80% of world OS, you can see interesting tech… Cons: I had great respect for Microsoft when I joined. I turned down Google for Microsoft. This is what I get from Microsoft for that. i)… Advice to Senior Management: Screw your management. Fire Balmer. Put Balmer on stack ranking system and make him feel he is in the lower 20%. Yes get him fired… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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