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Senior Software Development Engineer

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

if every thing well around you , you will get a good bonus and salary

Cons

you don't learn or do too much as you are very busy on daily competition. The competition is not on innovation and deeper analysis. Employees are scared of trying new things as at the end what matters is not to have a failed project .

Advice to Management

I think the company is focused on the employee review rather than focusing on how to bit Google and how to best use employees with what ever they can contribute. All the time employees are just thinking about how to make sure that they don't lose the bonus and preparing an exist strategy as the pressure is too much to stay. I believe no can innovate while he or she is in pressure. Just let the 70 percent of the employees have free time to think and give you their share of the best of next generation. Instead of trying to deliver the best product to the whole world with mind set of 20% employee it is better to try to deliver the best to the whole world with the mind set of 70%. So don't undermine the 70%.If the majority is happy the company goes up if the majority goes down the company goes down!!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Great company with management that doesn't listen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company name. Great benefits.Some part of the company are working on some really cool things.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, it is hard getting management to listen to ideas. Instead of using smart thinking to solve problems the company just throws money at the problem until its fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to employees. Stop manager from speaking to their management one way and treating the people below them completely different. As a company we need to acknowledge our mistakes not only in consumer business, but internal to the company as well. Employee morale has been on a free fall.


  2. Steer clear of BLUE badge

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

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free soda, coffee and parking. Bonus structure is good if you can get ranked well.

    Cons

    Inefficient, wasteful of company dollars, redundancy all over, immature organizations, back biting for the bonus, penalized for helping struggling employees (don't reach out a helping hand), steal others work and present it as your own, subjective review process, calibration is a farce (it has no relevance to your contributions), load yourself up with vendors so they can do your work and you will get more time to network with higher levels and take the vendors work as your own.

    Advice to Management

    Can't even begin to start this section. Clean up your act or Microsoft will be stuck with those employees who have questionable work ethics and morals. The only reason why you are still doing business is due to the foundation products you are riding on historically. Deep pockets are allowing you to make self serving decisions that are NOT in the interest of MS. Competitors are going to take you out of the market if you can't mature and run like a real enterprise business. The old IPO mentality is long gone folks. You need the company to come together as ONE, not little mini companies competing. There is strength in numbers, collaboration and solving for the company's future. We aren't in the 70's anymore. Jump to the future of your business needs.


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