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Smart people, great culture, results oriented

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Current Employee - Principal Lead  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Principal Lead in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Microsoft still has the smartest people in the industry and continues to attract top talent. The employees are well taken care of with good salary and benefits and great work environment.

Cons

Senior leadership at Microsoft is primarily focused on personal empire building. Steve Ballmer is not a technology visionary and is unable to lead the company into the future. He seems to have surrounded himself with cronies and yes-men who only share good news, and do not show the real ground truth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The current review model encourages people to work against the interest of the company, while focusing on personal gain. People hide bad news, over play small improvements for visibility and spend a lot of time sucking up to the management chain.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great company to work at in terms of breadth of technologies - not so great in terms of strategic direction or GSD'

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    breadth of technology products / platforms to work on

    Cons

    Not too many real-world driven folks a the helm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of your middle mgmt - get the passion back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent production drive and qualified employees

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

    I worked at Microsoft as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Dependability, sustainability, broad set of technologies and platforms.

    Cons

    Release of new products seldomly proactive to market, versus competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain vision based off business models.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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