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Overall, Microsoft is a good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Finance Manager in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The pay and benefits are great. Microsoft is a very competitive work environment with a lot of really smart and talented people. If you thrive in this type of setting, it is a awesome place to work.

Cons

The company as a whole isn't in growth mode like many tech companies are at the moment. Bureaucracy is definitely an issue when trying to push for change as well.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Fast Paced and Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Campus, Amazing Pay and Benefits, Exciting and interesting work, lots of potential for career growth if you work hard.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough for young families, ambiguous work direction which is hard for some and great for others, weather in area, excessive travel at times, can be high stress at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lock down decisions with more conviction and drive solutions with confidence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lot of politics, re-org and very little innovation

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    - Good benefits overall
    - There are still lot of smart people around
    - Freedom to move within the company every two years

    Cons

    - Politics and more politics, decisions are made based on how good you build your relationship with upper management rather than how smart you are
    - Work itself will not get recognized
    - Re-org, I have never seen a company having a massive re-org every year, vision keeps changing, goals are reset. It is very bad overall for the product
    - Agile product development is missing
    - Still using old and stale technology for product development like for source control, bug management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think managers need to start thinking differently. The reasons which made Microsoft such a successful company are no longer valid. It is a very competitive world out there and everyone has to change. Also there is a need to embrace third party/open source tools. Support innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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