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Overall a nice place to work and settle down

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Program Manager II in Hyderābād (India)

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

Good work culture. Good people and nice policies.

Cons

It takes long time to establish yourself. i.e. to get promotions or decent ratings. they look for consistency and that means you got to be in the company for atleast 3, 4 years before you would get a good rating and thereby good increment and promotions.

Advice to Management

Its dampening for people who despite performing well in initial year(s), do not get good rating because the consistency factor cannot be there. This de-motivates people who are performing.

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  1. Great working environment, lots of talented people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft

    Pros

    Fast-paced technological environment Very creative and talented people Flexible work conditions

    Cons

    Very structured hierarchy Difficulty in retaining new/young talents


  2. Great company at crossroads - that is what I like:)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-line Manager
    Current Employee - Mid-line Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -it is not just work it is life style -access to the market -independence -immense learning opportunities -ability for development -making a change -leader in some areas, contender in others -all up business acumen from consumer to enterprise -competitive environment -company that learns from its mistakes -very nice package if you are high achiever -it is ok to make mistakes if it makes you stronger -most likely lot of changes are upon the company - lots of opportunities to learn and advance :)

    Cons

    -stack ranking even in small teams -outdated HR assesment system -overdone cost management -takes some time to react to market changes -ongoing centralization -political at Redmond -ok, I will not lie - work life balance is an issue - but if you love what you do then you accept it

    Advice to Management

    Be more nimble, upgrade assesment system to reflect new world, and as always don't give up ever, but alter the course quicker. Give more power to the regional and local teams, which will make the company more effective (remember old days?). Reduce overhead, focus on business reviews to more strategic topics and stick to it...


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