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Creative, innovative environment that still as potential

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Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Redmond, WA
Current Employee - Senior Director in Redmond, WA

I have been working at Microsoft full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Lots of layers

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

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Monolithic

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met a lot of great people.

    Cons

    Behind-the-times, out of touch, moves glacially.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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