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Great company to work for.

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

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

Pros

Adapting to change
Takes competition seriously
Work-Life Balance
Good long term strategy
Getting ready for the next generation of technology (Devices + Services)

Cons

Slow reacting to external changes
Sometimes, politics play a key role in career development (not what you know, but who you know)
Still a little egocentric

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep watching competitors closely and don't forget that they are improving too.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Software giant

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay well, job secure, stable.

    Cons

    more office politics. not customer focused!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be customer focus!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    content developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Content Developer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Content Developer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Flexible hours
    Smart people
    When it works, it works very well.

    Cons

    Internal politics - likely true of any large corporation. Review system needs overhauling. Currently emphasis is on collaboration, but review system undermines that by pitting folks against one another and then only rewarding those who are most visible on a project. It's become demoralizing to many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the ridiculous review system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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