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Excellent place to work, tackling big challenges in our industry

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA

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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strong self-awareness as a company, made up of highly driven individuals. High IQ but with values that focus on EQ as well, people that thrive have a good balance of skills. Ambitious market objectives with a strong focus on our customers, strong focus on community and giving back.

Cons

Very complex business processes and overlapping interests and challenges. Hard organization to learn as a new hire, difficult to navigate. Difficultly getting amazing R&D work into the hands of customers fast enough, tough to grow new businesses due to the high expectations (revenue, market share) of senior execs.

Advice to Management

We need to simplify and streamline businesses (reorgs underway, need to accelerate) and create an environment where new ideas and businesses are brought to market much more quickly. Embrace cannibalization and "burn the boats" more frequently.

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  1. Positive, standard quirks for the big corp. % Ratio of competent, non super arrogant, product focused people is decent.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Diversity of efforts, diversity of people. Driven to ship (in most parts) technical folks . Lots of competency in development.

    Cons

    in places stagnation, abrasive politics. High % of "underperforming not interested fat" among people, especially middle mgmt.


  2. Fast moving, engaging with lots of resources

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Global Delivery in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Global Delivery in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great technology, resources and access to information. Super smart people

    Cons

    Too many complex levels/grades of people. Career roadmap complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fewer products, build tighter high performing teams and don't duplicate effort.


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