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Great place to learn & grow, excellent benefits

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

A wide range of technology area to learn; Cloud, Operating systems, SW Development tool etc
Ability move within the company from one technology area to another
Competive Salary and benefits

Cons

Management risk averse and slow in making decision
Lacks competetive edge and hunger compared to a startup company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster and support small startup business with in each Division to enrich current and future portfolio. Not just incubation but actuall SW & Services businesses. Avoid throwing away ideas that may look like small money today.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Once great, now full of fail

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - The people you work with are usually good people
    - Free drinks and Starbucks/Seattle's Best coffee
    - Pay is pretty good

    Cons

    - Benefits suck now
    - Company has been going nowhere for over a decade
    - Review system is an abomination
    - If you're unlucky enough to work in the newer buildings, enjoy the moronic decisions to put everyone in open spaces and block off the windows so you can't see outside. If you like working in a cave surrounded by maddening levels of noise, this might be the perfect environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about getting input from the employees before making stupid choices like NO offices for almost everyone? What about asking for feedback on big bets instead of revealing them long after the decisions have been etched in stone and too late to change? I mean really, getting rid of the START button for crying out loud??? Look WAY into the future and come up with something that will actually work and move the stock in a positive direction. Get rid of the completely broken review system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Ex Evangelist at Microsoft

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Other than below great people but definately big corporation politics

    Cons

    Boss with poor management skills and silling to sacrifice employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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