Microsoft

www.microsoft.com
Employer Engaged
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

 

decent place

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Washington, DC

I worked at Microsoft as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

good management, decent progression, great technology

Cons

internal politics, all offices are not the same

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more transparent and reachable

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

9244 Other Employee Reviews for Microsoft (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Great company, with a lot of cash but they don't know how to use it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great company, and while working there I felt very proud to be part of it. The licensing/software side of the business, which is their cash cow is fantastic and a true example of what a company should do

    Cons

    For MS Advertising they had so many opportunities to be the #1, yet they managed to destroy value. They bought aQuantive for 6.4 billion dollars and they wrote it off last year, I find this amazing! You want them to do well..but management always screws it up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire media people, not tech people to run MS Advertising, give the subs full P&L control, make them accountable for the costs, not just the revenue. And don't let Redmond make all the decisions.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company in transition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lots of smart people. Very individual driven

    Cons

    politics and micro management is creeping in

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Microsoft

Work at Microsoft? Share Your Experiences

Microsoft

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.