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Great talent but leadership and culture are road blocks

Director (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

ProsGreat Talent
Good Benefits
If you like technology, it is cutting edge
Pay is average but benefits makes up
Very driven work environment in you are a techy (development group/QA/etc)
Easy to switch roles and move to different team - lot of internal transfer/growth opportunity

ConsMarketing and Business side is short term focused
Metrics are short term focused
Culture is highly political "What can you do for me today"
Up or Out HR policies does not allow people who are happy and good at what they are doing to keep doing that successfully
Lot of dead wood - specially in management
In-bred culture - silo view of the world

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture - get a new Chief Operating Officer who cares about technology and get a new Chief People Officer who care about the culture and how it impacts the company over the long run.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 people found this helpful  

    You're career will crash due to the old school culture

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

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

    Pros: 1) PAY - Decent pay if you fight for it up front, don't accept the first offer - there is always a contingent offer. 2)… Cons: 1) CULTURE - Vicious culture if not part of your organization's "club"; do not give constructive feedback (see Cons #2), HR will always back management. 2)… Advice to Senior Management: A positive, sweeping corporate transformation, and true rebranding is required or… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Know your criteria, constraints and career objectives before you commit.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Microsoft for more than 5 years

    Pros: Benefits, notably Insurance coverage Learning resources, especially for those early in… Cons: There are still differences in organizational culture from group to group inside of Microsoft. Unfortunately this healthy heterogeneity is disappearing, and the trend is movement… Advice to Senior Management: Proactively validate, recognize and resolve risks to the future of the company. Find the courage to identify and eliminate behaviors founded on self-serving preservation, and… 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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