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Great potential to improve, greater likelihood to implode

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Development Lead
Current Employee - Development Lead

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

Pros

Stable company, lots of smart people, decent rewards. I've had the opportunity to learn a lot here.

Cons

People are pitted against one another, the culture is toxic, some people are rewarded waaaaaay too much for being nothing more than political douchebags. Saying we should "work together" is really just lip service. No one takes responsibility and holds themselves accountable, from the top down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. They don't want advice.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good Place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Smart & talented people making a difference

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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