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Attorney at Microsoft

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Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Attorney in Redmond, WA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great place to work, intellectual challenging

Cons

Rating system needs to be overhauled

Advice to Management

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  1. Good Place to start your career

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - You have great coworkers to learn from - Good 401K and health benefits

    Cons

    - Company is cooling down technologically - Company is loosing significant amount of talent in mid level and senior bands, while is attracting mostly junior people - Being a very mature company, promotions are seldom - Work-life balance has vanished as the company is focused on Services - Salaries are not adequately indexed with inflation : after 6 years with Microsoft and 3 level up I received a less valuable compensation than a fresh employee out of school with less responsibilities and experience

    Advice to Management

    - Build an internal culture, the 6 Microsoft core values are all, but forgot - Improve leadership in the company, having a direct solid communication with the regular employ, thus inspire employees - Do step-up compensation to be competitive with Amazon, Facebook, Google, and go beyond, thus compensating for decelating overall company speed and grouth - Do not treat longer time employee as a given - Attract & retain talent


  2. Smart & talented people making a difference

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Program Manager in Redmond, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Microsoft is one of the few corporations where contributing to the world it exists in through community outreach and volunteerism is a way of life. The people at this company care for more than just their paychecks. It's a company of generous people who care about making a difference.

    Cons

    One of the worst review systems ever implemented at Microsoft is responsible for the wide spread lack of creativity, innovation, courage & conviction which has overtaken the company I the past 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you find a CEO who has courage & conviction and who realizes that the greatest asset this company has is found in its people. Steve Ballmer's resignation is good for the company.


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