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A company with motto - Money first, product later

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Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer

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

Pros

Stable company, has lots of cash

Cons

Average leadership who only cares about money but never foster the development of the best product

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Build the best product, money will follow - do not reverse this.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Variety of products to work on
    Mostly very smart peers to work with
    Strong benefits package (though not as strong as in past)
    No health insurance premium payments
    Based in the Pacific Northwest

    Cons

    Weak senior leadership (hopefully Satya will change this)
    Lack of innovation
    Culture of collaboration completely missing
    Stack rank performance mgmt. system (glad to see it's finally going away though)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck Satya. Hope you can turn things around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company in transition, people/employees not a high priority.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Prestigious company, resource rich, quality people.

    Cons

    Demoralized personnel, culture discourages cooperative environment. Lack of vision and direction, disempowered middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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