Microsoft

  www.microsoft.com
  www.microsoft.com
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

 

2007

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

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

Pros

great benefits, intellectual capital, engaging work atmosphere

Cons

difficult to grow, cross-group collaboration challenges and slow career trajectory in Redmond

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

8773 Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    a great place to be a consultant but wouldn't want to be an FTE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning environment with opportunities in many different areas

    Cons

    Need to be able to hit the ground running and work with a lot of egos. Considering that everyone is fairly well paid, there are morale issues nearly everywhere and collaboration is not encouraged because of the review model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage collaboration by changing the review system! Work to decrease competition among divisions (would greatly increase the "bring to market" time for new products) and encourage innovation. Right now, everyone is scared to make big suggestions for fear of failure and how it will impact their review.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your manager owns your

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good compensation & benefits.
    - Looks good in the resume

    Cons

    - You manager has TOTAL control over your destiny, and that includes you future career opportunities within MS, your work/life balance, and virtually everything must be aproved by your manager. It totally up to them to rate you, regardless of your previous ratings. It's up to them to decide that you'r late, even if you're ahead anyone else with your work. The stack review system made it clear where the boundary is for people to turn into a**holes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Democratize the culture. Giving too much power to the immediate manager will only drive people away of your company, especially the ones that have other options and don't have trouble finding a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.