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Creative, innovative environment that still as potential

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people and great name brand company. It is hard to deny the fact that Microsoft hires the best of the best. Changing tides are still yet to determine what MS environment will be like under Satya but indicators look good.

Cons

It's not as stable as it use to be - years ago, you know if you worked hard you didn't have to worry about getting laid off. I didn't get laid off but just the threat of it created a very stressful work environment. Rating system really makes doesn't seem fair for a company that makes billions of dollars.

Advice to Management

Don't layoff all your legacy resources because history can still teach the future....

Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft

  1. Technically challenging company with great perks but big bureaucracy..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technically challenging. Great people to work with. Great facilities and benefits.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Steep corporate pyramid to climb. Lots of dead weight in middle management.


  2. Lots of layers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -practically unlimited budget/resources -lots of smart people -no shortage of work

    Cons

    -too many layers of management, not sure what they do -lots of office politics -missed the boat on too many opportunities because the company moves too slow

    Advice to Management

    -flatten the middle management -too many managers that should not be managers


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