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A company full of resources

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good processes Lots of resources and experts to talk too Great benefits More flexible working styles in about 60% of available jobs, some though are 8-5, or clock oriented Work with smart people Beautiful Redmond Campus with Great cafeterias right on campus Microsoft employees are amazing at Rallying to a new vision, when one is set.

Cons

Highly competitive Expected to work independently, without direction, but still held to a high output goal Expect to work more like 50 hours a week, including checking email on the weekends Only hourly employees would get overtime Such a large company that sometimes there are conflicting agendas: example - "don't hire more vendors that have badge access AND ALSO Headcount freezes and scrutiny on replacing open slots" So, sometimes the work is heavy, but they don't reduce the expectations.

Advice to Management

The orange badge policy is silly, for no payback. Either let open spots be filled, or let the employees hire the vendor help. Change the bell curve model for annual employee reviews. If you hire A+ performers, there is no reason to think that 25% of them will be low performers, mathematically speaking. Inspire everyone to be great by setting divisional goals with rewards.

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work long term

    Cons

    big company hard to navigate


  2. You get what you make out of it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Microsoft is a huge company that provides opportunities for anyone that is willing to find the right place for themselves. Excellent benefits Promote good work/life balance Can work on technologies and products that change the world

    Cons

    Microsoft is a huge company. Although that means stability, it also means that it has more bureaucracy.


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