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Company With Huge Potential

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Current Employee - Technical Evangelist
Current Employee - Technical Evangelist

I have been working at Microsoft full-time

Pros

Microsoft is a company with dominant market share in the computer industry, financial resources to fund long-term investments and very strong research and development teams. This enables it to enter adjacent or related markets in search of growth.

Cons

Middle management at Microsoft is short-sighted and overly reliant on inefficient processes and metrics that do not contribute to the company's long-term success. Talent and teamwork often take a back seat to politics as the people who get recognized or promoted are often the ones who play the "game".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a long hard look at your employees and separate the real contributors from those who just talk a good game.

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    an investment in your future

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    Former Employee - Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Identifiable, Prefer Not to Say in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work with some brilliant people
    people see it on your resume and think you know all
    FANTASTIC health and benefits packages
    great development opportunities, you learn valuable skills in day to day work
    "Working at microsoft is like highly paid grad school"

    Cons

    very demanding of employee time, often not respectful of work/life balance
    "reorgs" are a routine and often pointless or net-loss game of management musical chairs
    can be difficult to navigate within such a huge organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great

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    Former Employee - Program Manager II  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager II in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company, great business opportunity.

    Cons

    Several execution and strategic issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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