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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

strong values, smart people - great benefits, location and pay.

Cons

Lack of innovation due to dysfunctional management review system. Tablet PC is an example of innovative being undermined by internal politics. Same with XBOX neglecting a Blueray player but the real problem is the over engineering and lack of vision for Office and Windows.

Advice to Management

Encourage teams to work together rather than compete against each other.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Great Learning Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get a chance to work with really bright people and learn a lot. Microsoft has a complete stack of technologies, so opportunities abound.

    Cons

    Highly competitive atmosphere (not necessarily a con). The company could be quicker in its development processes, but there is an air of improvement.


  2. One of the better companies to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits Decent pay Able to move around/internal interviews Able to change careers Use latest technologies Ongoing training available Convenient cafeterias with a variety of items Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Lots of catchup to do when we're supposed to be the leaders Company is getting too large No more company picnics Moral events are few and far between Stock awards are minimal until you reach higher levels

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase moral in an ongoing basis Increase innovation


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