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Stable company with lack luster leadership

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Stable company, good work life balance and ok pay

Cons

Bureaucratic and sluggish. Lots of politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Helpful (1)

    Comfortable, but can be boring.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Large variety of things to work on in the company, but it is hard to get onto the (very few) teams work on new/exciting projects. In some groups it is easy to get lazy if you need to for a while.

    Cons

    Nearly all your work will involve lots of legacy code. Things move at a very slow pace -- the down time between projects can really drag on.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up. Not everything should be Windows or Office related. Developers spend far too little of their time coding.


  2. Great first 10 but last 5 years have been lousy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director PM in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Director PM in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging projects, access to technology, overall compensation, benefits

    Cons

    Broken review model, stock performance, inefficient decision making from senior leaders, lack of agility impacting ability to compete.

    Advice to Management

    The review model is creating a toxic competive environment that is impacting the company's ability to compete. 10 years ago no one even worried about calibration but now it is all people worry about.


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