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A great experience

Account Technology Specialist (ATS) (Former Employee)
Redmond, WA

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits (including the new Health Plan) and pay. As a large company, there are many opportunities for advancement in a role, and moving to different roles is encouraged. You'll work with some of the smartest and most talented people you'll ever meet.

ConsA highly competitive and political environment. While this breeds hard work, being stack-ranked against your teams and peers creates an environment where self-promotion becomes the road to advancement, encouraging employees focus less on what employees could accomplish as a team, and more on setting themselves up each year to sell what they've done as an individual. Work-life balance is generally not possible if you wish to succeed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent production drive and qualified employees

Program Manager (Former Employee)
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 Senior Management: Maintain vision based off business models. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Smart people, great culture, results oriented

Principal Lead (Current Employee)
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.… 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… Advice to Senior Management: The current review model encourages people to work against the interest of the company, while focusing on personal gain. People… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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