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Great company, too fat

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great experience, very talented people, very accomodating, wonderful compensation and benefits, high quality products

Cons

Very fat company; difficult to trim the fat.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits. Very rewarding work environment for most of the people I know.

    Cons

    The company used to be filled with the smartest people in the world. Now, not so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to a 6 month review. The one year cycle is way too long and it's letting the lazy charge at the end for the high review scores. It happens a lot more than you realize. Very disheartening for those of us who want to do a good job and build great products full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Microsoft is a great place to work - great benefits & advancement opportunities!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    The pros are the benefits and the advancement opportunities. The health care changed this year but it's still better than most places. They also focus on your career and advancement which is great! It's also a casual dress environment which I personally love!

    Cons

    The cons are the work-life-balance. Most people seem to always be busy and the amount of meetings and email is unreal!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more job-share, part-time or telework opportunities and focus more on work-life-balance. I know it's a top priority in some orgs but could have even more focus and creative solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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