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Former Employee - Architect in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - 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

Active culture, good benefits, great people

Cons

Heavy on middle management, many contractors

Advice to Management

Not qualified to advice management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people, great opportunities to learn new things

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture can get very bureaucratic hindering the ability to complete the project on time


  2. Helpful (2)

    No accountability for management, HR, totally subjective performance reviews which lack documentation

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits in comparison to other companies, great place if you don't want to be held accountable for the commitments you are supposed to be reviewed against.

    Cons

    Even with new "One Microsoft" there is no change, management and individuals are still out for themselves, rewards are based upon who you know, and there is no accountability to display "Microsoft Values" If you can ride the system, and deal with the lack of accountability, and unprofessional work environments, and HR protecting managers rather than deal with the real issues, go for it.

    Advice to Management

    Actually live by company values, hold managers accountable to support their employees equally, have HR actually engage and fix problems in orgs where Managers rule by threatening employees and instilling fear if they provide feedback, and follow through with their threats to move employees out if they do provide feedback - not healthly


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