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A company that still has a ton of potential.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great opportunity to move to different groups and work on a variety of businesses, organizations and products. Excellent benefits, until this year, and chance to get to know a lot of people. Because the organization moves the needle so often, if you don't like what you are working on or who you're working with - wait 5 minutes!

Cons

1. Engineering over indexed to Marketing 2. Siloed groups that compete with one another, and 3. Siloed individuals that compete with one another. 1. One of the teams I was on had a terrific balance between engineering and marketing, however, lately engineers are considered marketers and wow does that not work. There really needs to be a balance between them, but with one central team with a key decision maker. 2 and 3. There still exists the horrible core lack of cooperation, which will not change while the company insists on stack ranking (even though they swear it isnt') their employees. It just will not happen. The internal competition was something that existed from the early days and still manifests in a workforce that is solely focused on serving themselves, groups that see no value in working together but rather push their redundant product/service down the pipeline just 'because,' and thousands of individuals who are not well supervised, wasting money on initiatives that only meet their own specific committments.

Advice to Management

Two fold approach: start with people. end with people. I think you might find a lot of what you're so worried about would naturally work itself out.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Will survive if you work really hard

    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversified working environment. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Review system is not disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Remove curve for review.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - good overall deal - great benefits - big impact - smart people - great atmosphere

    Cons

    - red tape - upper management disconnected from employees - lack of grand vision so it's hard to map ones job to the company bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Think more about real problems to solve instead of lots of disconnected cool features that seem interesting in a ppt presentation


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