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Research Scientis

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Very good benefit, may meet great people to work with

Cons

Too many reorgs, the unclear business plan, politics. Managers focus more on manage-up instead of managing/understanding the reports

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less reorg,

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Middle management ennui

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - incredible benefits
    - large pool of internal jobs/opportunities to choose from
    - easy to move from group to group, as long as you're self-directed
    - more attuned and accommodating to your family needs

    Cons

    - growing inertia to make tough management decisions. creates a culture of protection and not screwing up instead of seeking new opportunities
    - little regard or reward for people skills, building a cohesive team
    - always on-call with work and emails

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the past decade, Microsoft has often stated a commitment to building and training management within their ranks. While there are ample opportunities to improve your technical and functional skills, there continues to be an abyss on fostering, building, and valuing people management skills at the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A bumpy ride

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Design Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Good money, some places have very interesting work, but one has to look hard for them. You get to work with some incredibly smart people, and affect lives of millions. Or at least that's how it used to be.

    Cons

    Politics. Suddenly the whole team goes down the drain, and you have to jump off really fast if you don't want to get stuck in sewer for a long time.
    Compensation is getting less and less competitive with time.
    Upper management is not very bright or competent, everything worthy is done despite them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just go away, and let innovative people take over.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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