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A good company to start a career.

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Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Good company to start a career, many product teams that you can easily find one that fits your interests.

Cons

A huge company and decisions could be slow at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on competing with external competitors instead of having process that results in internal competition.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Microsoft Tragedy 2014: The fall of a good but not preeminently good company because of flawed leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - Good compensation relative to hours worked (vs Amazon)
    - Ample team and company resources to enable people to execute
    - R&D develops innovative technology

    Cons

    - Weak leadership, executive infighting and jockeying
    - Risk adverse environment prevents bold risks and confident execution. R&D work is no good if you don't monetize it... and we didn't even develop Kinnect, so don't take credit for Prime Sense's work.
    - We have more in common with Blackberry and Barnes & Noble than our competitors.
    - All the smart people have or are leaving. Just look at the number of GMs applying to local SMB tech companies as we speak. (I am already planning my own route out after a decade!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons section. We know that as long as your cushy paychecks keep coming, you can continue to make decisions far from the dire reality currently facing the company but reality will hit soon. Please don't wait for Alan & his Ford lieutenants to save the day, be the face of change and start thinking macro, not micro.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Could be a great company if they wiped out the middle tier politicians that don't contribute anything except chaos.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Pros

    Benefits are best anywhere, best work life balance, 25% pure talent, 50% pure waste, and 25% demoralized.

    Cons

    Review system, culture and politics are destroying this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to outside world, hire a management consulting firm to tell you what's wrong and follow their advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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